It’s fair to say 2020 has been different but one thing is for sure… Christmas isn’t cancelled at our hospital.
Stories from around our Trust
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic hit its peak earlier this year NHS teams, including here at our BWC, were by the sides of countless patients. Mum, Perpetual Uke, spent time in Critical Care - with her twins brought into the world via caesarean section at just 26 weeks by our Women's Hospital team.
This World Prematurity Day (Tuesday 17 November) we’re celebrating the work of our ambitious, brave and compassionate teams that are by the sides of thousands of babies and families each year – both at our Women’s and Children’s Hospitals.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at our Women’s Hospital has been by the sides babies and families for decades; offering the world-class pioneering care.
Our Associate Director of Workforce, Surinder Kaur, is one of the thousands of mums who knows, first-hand, about the dedication of our team, who cared for her identical triplets after they were born prematurely at 34 weeks in 1995. Her daughters, Tanny, Gurveena and Raajun, weighed between just 2lbs and 3lbs and needed the support of our NICU team after coming into the world.
The interest we have received in The Big Build so far has been fantastic. There has been so much excitement about what our future could look like with two new hospital buildings, at both the Women’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital sites. Now is your chance to help us shape that future by telling us your initial ideas
People living in Birmingham and Solihull will soon get better, safer care and treatment, thanks to the introduction of joined-up health and care records.
Bonfire Night (5 November) is tonight and our specialist Burns team is backing the call to families warning of the dangers of holding firework displays.
On 17 November we’ll be joining others in marking World Prematurity Day – nowhere more so than in our dedicated Neonatal services.
Recently, a very special anniversary was marked by Darcy Blakeman who was the first person to proudly ring the end of treatment bell in our oncology unit back in 2014.
Today (28 October) were celebrating 70 years of our Birmingham Milk Bank.