Transition of inpatient paediatric services from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) has been requested by NHS England as specialised commissioners and local clinical commissioning groups to develop the paediatric orthopaedic service in order to provide inpatient orthopaedic activity currently provided by the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH).

We’ve been working closely with our colleagues at ROH throughout with the joint priority of ensuring the safe and appropriate transfer of services for our patients and families.

This transition of the inpatient service, which will take place on 1 July 2019, has been carefully planned to ensure this important service remains safe, sustainable and the care offered to families is of the highest quality. This has included work to increase and improve theatres capacity at our Children’s Hospital.

Outpatient services will continue to be provided at the ROH, which means that some patients will continue to have appointments there and children, young people and families will have one Consultant leading their care throughout their journey.

We’ll continue to keep families updated ahead of and after the official transfer date. Should you have any questions please do email

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Our Oncology department treats cancers in children and young people. Doctors working in Oncology work with teams in several parts of the hospital, but most patients will be treated on our specialist cancer ward.

Outpatients department

Oncology and Haematology Outpatients sees children with cancer who are well enough to stay at home and come into hospital for their treatment or for a check-up.

We treat around 250 new children and young people with cancer, leukaemia and brain tumours each year from around the West Midlands and beyond.

We offer specialist bone marrow transplants as well as haemophilia (bleeding disorders) and haemoglobinopathy services, which also see children from all over the UK.

Outpatient appointments in Waterfall House

From 1 August 2018, outpatient appointments will take place on the first floor of Waterfall house. Please proceed to reception on arrival. We will hold Oncology appointments in Outpatients 2 and 3, while Haemoglobinopathy and Haemophilia appointments will all be held in Outpatients 2.

Our team

Our team includes doctors, nurses (on the ward, in clinics and in the community), social workers, psychologists, play specialists, teachers and pharmacists. We also work with many other teams of doctors and nurses across the Children's hospital.

We see children and families at home, on the ward, in the outpatient clinic and in local hospitals.

Our consultants

Our department is led by a team of seven consultants. Together they are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of children and young people with all types of solid or brain cancers, and work closely with our colleagues in Haematology who care for children with cancers of the blood (leukaemias) and blood disorders. Our consultants are nationally and internationally recognised as leaders in the treatment and research of children’s cancer.

Contact details

0121 333 9282