First and foremost, thank you to our staff and everyone who has supported and celebrated our amazing colleagues, both here at Birmingham Women and Children’s and across the whole NHS. It has meant a great deal to those continuing to work tirelessly every day.
Many of our services have continued to provide essential and urgent care during the pandemic, including Forward Thinking Birmingham, our partnership providing mental health support to 0-25-year-olds, and our Maternity Services have been there for women and their babies throughout the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
The pandemic has had a significant impact on our other services as we followed national guidance to protect our women, children, families and staff.
We are now taking steps to safely bring those services back, which in some areas will mean working in very different ways. That could be providing care through video or other means or making physical changes to the layout of clinical areas.
As is always the case, our foremost priority throughout this period keeping you and your family safe.
To do that across our various and diverse services will mean some returning sooner than others. We will get in touch directly to let you know about the services important to you.
For now, we have to keep our restrictions on visitors, which have been in place in recent months, the same to reduce the risk to patients and our colleagues. You can read more about them here.
Thank you again for your support and understanding as we continue to do all we can to care and be there, by your side.
Chief Medical Officer