Who we are and what we do?

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) brings together the very best in paediatric and women’s care in the region and is proud to have many UK and world-leading surgeons, doctors, nurses, midwives and other allied healthcare professionals on our team.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is the UK’s leading specialist paediatric centre, caring for sick children and young people between 0 and 16 years of age. Based in the heart of the city centre, it is a world leader in some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures and cutting-edge research and development. The hospital is a nationally designated specialist centre for epilepsy surgery and also boasts a paediatric major trauma centre for the West Midlands, a national liver and small bowel transplant centre and a centre of excellence for complex heart conditions, the treatment of burns, cancer, liver and kidney disease.

It’s also home to one of the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country, comprising of a dedicated inpatient Eating Disorder Unit and Acute Assessment Unit for regional referrals of children and young people with the most serious of problems (Tier 4) and the Forward-Thinking Birmingham community mental health service for 0- to 25-year-olds.

Birmingham Women’s Hospital is a centre of excellence, providing a range of specialist health care services to over 50,000 women and their families every year from Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond. As well as delivering over 8,000 babies a year, it offers a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care, as well as a comprehensive genetics service, which serves men and women. Its fertility centre is one of the best in the country, while the fetal medicine centre receives regional and national referrals. The hospital is also an international centre for education, research and development with a research budget of over £3 million per year. In 2016, it was announced as the national miscarriage research centre – the first of its kind in the UK - in partnership with Tommy’s baby charity.

The Trust follows Government strategy, encapsulated in The NHS Plan and National Service Frameworks.

Details of the Trust, organisational structures and key personnel are set out below

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The Annual Report:

The Annual Report typically contains a summary of the Annual Accounts, performance, events and achievements during the year, and outlines future prospects. It also tells you who is on the Board and what they are responsible for.

The contents can be found on our website


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Organisational Structure:

A list of consultants by specialty is also available.

Publication Scheme Coordinator


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Register of Interests of

Board Members

All members of the Board of Directors are required to make known at each meeting any declaration of interest.  This information is also recorded in the register of the Declaration of Interests

Publication Scheme Coordinator


The Register of the Declaration of Interests of the Board of Directors is held by the Company Secretary and can be accessed by the Company Secretary.

Tel: 0121 333 8433

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Maps: Where we are and

how to reach us


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Partnering Organisations

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Social Services


Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

9am to 5pm

Telephone: 0121 303 1888

Emergency out-of-hours: 0121 675 4806


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The following are contracted to provide patient transport.



St John’s Ambulance


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St Pauls Cars and A4 MTS

For more details please contact:

Publication Scheme Coordinator: Bwc.freedomofinformation@nhs.net

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