Covid-19 resources for patient and families

Our Patient Advice and Liaison Team have put together this page of useful resources for patients and families that can be used during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. There is a mix of activities for children, advice and links to support and advice resources.

Advice on masks infographic from Birmingham Health Partners [pdf] 333KB

For details on social distancing, masks and other information around coming in to the hospital to be treated please see our Restoration of services page.

PPE explained video

For children who are unsure about what PPE is or a scared of doctors and nurse who are wearing it we have produced this video with the support of our Young Person's Advice Group that helps to explain all about it.

Activities and resources for children and young people

Mental health wellbeing and support

Domestic abuse support

Help for parents

The Department of Education have setup a dedicated helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows: 0800 046 8687/ DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk  

Support for families with disabled children/children who have long term conditions

Resources for deaf people/ people with learning disabilities

Local Voluntary Organisations & Support

Healthwatch Birmingham - improving local health & social care services

Local services and support groups on their website

Birmingham Healthwatch Covid-19 Survey

By completing the Healthwatch Birmingham Covid-19 Survey you will contribute to improved support at this time, particularly for those who are vulnerable. Telephone surveys are available – contact 0800 652 5278.

BVSC help and support is available from the voluntary and community sector across Birmingham, including financial and hardship support.

General advice

Covid- 19 Advice & Support Grid for Patients and Families [pdf] 97KB

Resources in languages other than English