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.

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

Coronavirus and your pregnancy

We understand that you will be worried about the impact of coronavirus on your pregnancy and your baby; that’s natural. To try and help we’ve pulled together information about coronavirus, your pregnancy care and changes we have made to maternity services during the coronavirus outbreak in to a leaflet – Coronavirus and your pregnancy[pdf] 2MBThis leaflet is also available in Arabic,  BengaliUrdu and Somalian. 

If you need to stay with us overnight we will test your for COVID-19. Find out more about pre-admission testing on our dedicated page.

We also have a dedicated COVID-19 hotline available Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm on 0121 335 8234. Our friendly midwives are on hand to answer any questions you might have about your maternity care during COVID-19. The helpline is available for you to discuss changes we have made to the care we provide, to ensure your safety during pregnancy, birth and after you have your baby. We can also offer advice on what you can expect when coming into our hospital.

If you still have any further questions you can also get in touch with you community midwife.

It’s really important that if you have any concerns during your pregnancy (such as stomach pains, bleeding, reduced/changed movements) you don’t hesitate in contacting our Maternity Triage on 03000 201 201, as well as obviously getting in touch at the onset of labour.

This video is also available in Mirpruri.

If you would like futher information on coronavirus and pregnancy you can also see this document from the NHS: Pregnancy and coronavirus