The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
is an NHS hospital
in the Edgbaston
area of Birmingham
, situated very close to the University of Birmingham
. The hospital, which cost £545 million to construct, opened in June 2010 replacing the previous Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital
. The Trust employs more than 6,900 staff and provides adult services to more than half a million patients every year.
It is named after Queen Elizabeth
, who became Queen Consort of the United Kingdom in 1936 as the wife of King George VI
. From 1952 until her death in 2002 she was known as the Queen Mother.
The hospital provides a whole range of services including secondary services for its local population and regional and national services for the people of the West Midlands and beyond. The hospital has the largest solid organ transplantation
programme in Europe. It has the largest renal transplant
programme in the United Kingdom and it is a national specialist centre for liver, heart and lung transplantation, as well as cancer studies. The hospital has the largest single-floor critical care unit
in the world, with 100 beds and is the home of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine for military personnel injured in conflict zones. It is also a regional centre for trauma and burns. The hospital is served by University station
which is a five minute walk away.
The new hospital has been built adjacent to the old... Read More