Stories from around our Trust

Paediatric Intensive Care Team (PICU) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital involved in world’s largest trial for critically ill children

Professor Kevin Morris, Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant and Helen Winmill, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Research Sister, from our Children’s Hospital share their insights into the recently-published SANDWICH (sedation and weaning in children) Trial – involving some of our most critical patients. The purpose of the trial was to explore if clinicians could reduce time on assisted ventilation for children and infants. 


A Day in the Life of the Medical Engineering team

Medical Engineering is based at both the Children’s and Women’s sites. The department is responsible for the maintenance, repair and management of medical equipment within the Trust, safeguarding both patients and users from any risk that may occur while using medical devices. We additionally provide technical and clinical support to clinical areas.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - Three years at Waterfall House

This year’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September) marks three years since the opening of Waterfall House - where we offer our continued support to children and young people with cancer, and express the importance of innovative medical research to combat the challenges that our patients and their families face. We want to take a moment to shine a light and reflect on the progression of Waterfall House and its clinical teams at our Children’s Hospital, located in the centre of Birmingham.   




You’ve Been Missed project still here to help as schools return

Last year our Forward Thinking Birmingham mental health service proudly began working alongside a number of partners across our city including Birmingham Education Partnership and Birmingham City Council on our #YouveBeenMissed campaign.

Since then our dedicated website section has been visited more than 18,000 times. This collaborative service has supported pupils, parents, carers and education professionals to help children and young people when they’ve returned to school – something that’s been made more challenging for some due to the uncertainty in the world due to COVID-19.

talk BWC September edition out now

September’s edition of talk BWC, our monthly publication, is now available to download as a free e-edition. Newspapers will be in their usual drop-box locations at our Children’s and Women’s Hospitals by the end of the week.

Positive response to our package of support for staff

A few weeks ago we became the first Trust in our NHS to offer a unique package of support for staff who experience baby loss, which includes periods of paid leave, as well as for colleagues who have a baby born prematurely.

A Day in the Life of the Children’s Hospital Linen Room team

We are a small team situated on the ground floor of the Children’s Hospital and are part of the Vital Services team. We have a dual purpose: a responsibility to keep all linen clean and to prevent dirty linen from contaminating patients, staff and the environment. Our team has a vast amount of experience ranging from three months to 22 years working for the Trust.

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