A large archive of memorabilia from Birmingham General Hospital, now home to our Children’s Hospital, has been uncovered in a loft. The treasure trove of artefacts and photos date back to 1898 through to 1965 and offer an intriguing glimpse of the past.
Stories from around our Trust
Experts from our Trust have transformed the treatment of children’s eye cancer with pioneering new research. Doctors at our hospital are the first in the country to develop a treatment called Cell-free DNA for the care of retinoblastoma - a rare type of cancer which typically develops in early childhood and affects around 50 children in the UK every year.
Today marks the beginning of National Organ Donation Week and we are sharing the story of a brave big sister’s three-year battle, against end-stage renal failure. Eleven-year-old Poppy successfully received a new kidney at our Children’s Hospital and we spoke with Poppy’s mom, Jodie, who has kindly shared the family’s story, to raise awareness on organ donation for young people and children.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work as a Peer Support worker/ Parent Peer Support Worker in our friendly and creative team in our Specialist Eating Disorder Service (SEDS) and Mental Health Community teams, Forward Thinking Birmingham.
Eye tests could soon be carried out from the comfort of the home thanks to a collaborative project involving Birmingham Children’s Hospital that uses new innovative technology.
Like many others, we are supporting Organ Donation Week (Monday 20 – Sunday 26 September). We talked to Claire Williams, Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation, to talk about her experience working with patients who are in need of transplants.
Like many others, we’ll be helping mark Organ Donation Week (Monday 20 – Sunday 26 September) and we're encouraging everyone to ‘have the talk’ with their friends and family to let them know of their organ donation wishes – just two minutes could save a life.
Nominations for our Council of Governors open on Wednesday 22 September and we are seeking Governors for a variety of important positions to represent patients, staff, partner organisations and the wider public. Our Lead Governor, Claire Terry spoke to us to share her experience of being a Governor for the Trust.
Join us this September and share your experiences to help make real change to our mental health services.
Two of our doctors have had their work recognised in the year's West Midlands Paediatric Awards for Training Achievement or the 'PAFTAs' as they are more commonly known.