Talk BWC

Talk BWC is our monthly publication for patients, visitors, families and staff, which is packed with the latest news and features from across our Trust.

You'll also find our regular features of:

  • Thoughts and Feedback
  • Star of the Month
  • A Few Minutes With...
  • Charity News

Newspapers are available to pick up from drop-boxes in prominent locations across our Women's and Children's Hospital sites.

You can also download a free e-edition straight to your phone, tablet, laptop or computer.

Download the May 2024 edition of talk BWC

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Links to every edition produced can be found below.

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Our festive edition of Talk BWC is stuffed with incredible stories from mum Kate sharing the story of her miracle baby, unveiling the plaque dedicated to Shelia Jones, and Lottie sharing the Gift of Life message after being the youngest person ever to have a successful liver transplant.

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Lily defines all odds to take her first steps after being diagnosed with Sturge Weber Syndrome, we share the winners of our BWC Spirit Award winners and celebrate two years of our VR project with plans to build on the success.


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In October, TV star Vicky McClure paid a surprise visit to our Children's Hospital, plans to redevelop our Women's Hospital were approved and George had his first day of school after life-saving surgery just six months prior.


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The BCH superstars are the Best Children's Team at the British Transplant games for the 25th year running, our Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Daljit Athwal, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree and Evie is thriving at home after battling a mystery condition.


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After more than 600 days in hospital due to a rare condition, Noah finally returned home to his family, we celebrated 75 years of the NHS and welcomed Myleene Class to our Women's hospital to raise awareness of pioneering miscarriage care.


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talk BWC - July 2023

July saw BWC Professor Arri Coomarasamy recognised by His Majesty the King for his research work, Kristof travelled to Perth, Australia to fly the flag for Great Britain at the World Transplant Games and we celebrated 100 years of Clinical Chemistry at BCH.


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Our most popular issue of talk BWC to date, meet Wilfred who recovered with us after a horrific accident, meet our new Chief Executive, and celebrate both International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses' Day.


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May 2023 saw us celebrating our fantastic nurses and midwives, the launch of our iMRI appeal, Yvonne receiving national recognition for her service and a round-up of our annual Long Service Awards - where we celebrated more than 11,000 years of NHS experience across the Trust.

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Learn about Arthur's journey with Hydrocephalus, Evie's gift of life in the form of a kidney donated by her dad, our super sedation project celebrating its 100th patient and meet our charity superstars at the Pride of Birmingham awards.


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Find out how Bayley went from hospital bed to ice hockey rink, celebrate ourLGBTQ+ Staff Network Gaydio Pride Award and join James on his visit to 10 Downing Street.



talk BWC February front cover talk BWC - February 2023

Read about a very special Christening for preemie twins, catch up with Clara 12 months after receiving the Gift of Life and meet parents-to-be, Anna and Pete, who are looking forward to a home birth.



talk BWC January front cover talk BWC - January 2023

Meet our Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships, learn about our trial for early diabetes detection and catch up with what we did over the festive period.


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talk BWC - December 2022

Find out more about our Penguin Parade and how we're supporting colleagues throughout the winter, read how Heather, our very own Junior Sister is using her experience to raise awareness for World Prematurity Day, and how a student nurse took to learning Welsh to comfort a patient. 

talk BWC - November 2022

Join us in celebrating the wonderful BWC staff through our BWC Spirit Awards feature, and learn more about our Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Daljit Athway.

talk BWC - October 2022

Be inspired by Alfred the Pirate's inspiring Neurofibromatosis story, and how Ruby danced her way back after a burns injury.

talk BWC - September 2022

We're applauding the BCH Superstars who brought back 25 gold medals from the Transplant games, welcoming our new Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer and celebrating 160 years of the Children's Hospital.

talk BWC - August 2022

Join us for a wedding on the ward, meet our Brummy Mums celebrating breastfeeding week and learn about the work beginning on our new bereavement centre.

talk BWC - July 2022

Hannah Hampton becomes a Charity ambassador for our Children's Hospital, Chief Executive Sarah-Jane receives a CBE and our journey towards decarbonisation begins.

talk BWC - June 2022

Celebrating Erin's brain surgery recovery, our wonderful Star of the Month and our By Your Side mentorship programme.

talk BWC May 2022

Beth shares her story to help raise awareness of Hydrocephalus and patients of Birmingham Children's Hospital strut their stuff on the catwalk and help raise money for our charity.

talk BWC April 2022

Meet Betsy, who's become somewhat of a social media sensation and Charlie who's living with nephrotic syndrome.

talk BWC March 2022

We launch our See ME first campaign, and share the story of Jamie Lee, who underwent the first ever completed Moyamoya brain surgery at BCH.

talk BWC February 2022

Celebrating five years of BWC, the start of construction at Parkview, and our wonder Vital Services champion and star of the month.

talk BWC January 2022

We're starting the new year with a visit from an MP, introducing virtual reality to help reduce patients' anxiety, and accepting the delivery of a piece of kit, generously fundraised for by Elizabeth — a patient of BCH.