Heartlands Hospital

Proposed changes to adult services across Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands Hospitals

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is considering reorganising some of its adult services across Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands hospitals to improve outcomes and reduce waiting times for patients.

The specific services that the Trust would like to make changes to our trauma and orthopaedics, and gynaecology services.

The proposed changes are not about removing any services or saving money; the Trust is investing £2.5m in its estate to provide high-quality, dedicated facilities, which will support the creation of centres of excellence for the different specialties.

The proposals mainly apply to surgical procedures only (operations) and may mean that patients may need to attend a hospital which is not their local hospital, for their operation. However, while some people may have to travel further for certain treatments, the vast majority would continue to be treated at their local hospital.

It is estimated the proposed changes would affect around 10 patients a day. To put this in perspective, the hospitals see around 1,200 A&E attendances, more than 5,000 outpatients and 500-day case procedures a day.

There would be no proposed changes to where pre- and post-operative outpatient, X-ray, scans and therapy (e.g. physiotherapy) appointments take place – they would still take place at the patient’s local hospital. There will be no changes to children’s services.

The planned reorganisation is supported by a significant number of specialist clinicians (e.g. doctors and nurses) who see these proposals as the best and most sustainable way to deliver care to residents of Birmingham, Solihull and South Staffordshire.

For more information about the proposed changes, please visit: www.uhb.nhs.uk/service-change 

We’ll also be holding two drop-in events on 5 August (Good Hope Hospital) and 6 August (Solihull Hospital) where you can find out more about these proposed changes.

You can book your place here for the Good Hope session and here for the Solihull one.

About Heartlands

Heartlands Hospital is based at the heart of a bustling, dynamic community. A large site built to provide the highest possible quality of patient care and support services, the hospital is part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

The hospital offers a highly extensive array of facilities and procedures for its patients and visitors. Its dedicated staff serve a diverse population with professionalism and pride.

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Travelling by car

Heartlands Hospital is based at Bordesley Green East, one mile from the A45 Coventry Road. The Hospital is within easy access of junction 6 of the M42 and junction 6 of the M6 motorway.

From Birmingham City Centre, it is approximately two miles past the Birmingham City Football ground.

Parking your car

Travelling by train

The nearest train station to Heartlands is Stechford, which is two miles away. For more information on train travel and planning your journey visit either centro.org.uk, railtrack.co.uk or thetrainline.com

Travelling by bus or coach

  For more information on bus time tables and journey planning visit the Travel West Midlands websiteFor more information on coach travel visit the National Express website


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