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Birmingham health and care professionals chosen to represent West Midlands in NHS birthday awards

Published: May 21, 2018

A group of emergency health and care professionals at Heartlands Hospital have been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the West Midlands in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award, the HECTOR project will now vie with other regional winners […]

Breda is 10,000th West Mids recruit to 100k

Published: May 16, 2018

The West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre (WMGMC) recently consented their 10,000th participant to the 100,000 Genomes Project. Breda Daly recently signed up to the pioneering project, which will improve medical knowledge of cancer and some rare diseases, potentially leading to diagnoses and improved treatments. Breda was asked if she wanted to take part in the […]

May Bank Holiday local pharmacy opening times

Published: May 1, 2018

A range of services providing expert medical treatment can be accessed during the May bank holiday in Birmingham and Solihull (7 May 2018). Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses. Pharmacy opening hours in Birmingham and Solihull over the bank […]

New chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital set to open to patients in May

Published: April 23, 2018

Solihull Hospital’s new £2.2 million chemotherapy unit is set to welcome its first patients during May. Next month, staff  will be moving onto the site after four months of refurbishment work to convert an empty unit into a fantastic modern new facility. The unit, which will improve provision for cancer patients, will be known as […]

Plans for new build to be discussed at open meeting

Published: April 17, 2018

With planning permission now granted for the new Ambulatory Care and Diagnostics Centre (ACAD) at Heartlands Hospital, staff, patients, visitors, members of the public and anyone with an interest in the new build are invited to attend an open engagement meeting on Tuesday 15th May to come and hear about our latest plans. The plans, […]

Changing Places facility opens at Heartlands Hospital

Published: April 16, 2018

The new Changing Places facility[/caption]A Changing Places toilet for patients and visitors with complex disabilities has opened today at Heartlands Hospital, which is part of University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB). UHB chief executive, Dame Julie Moore joined staff, patients and visitors along with UHB Chair, the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith to open the Changing Places facility […]

New Birmingham hospital Trust formed by merger

Published: March 28, 2018

The merger by acquisition of Birmingham’s two largest hospital trusts is to go ahead on 1 April 2018. Plans to bring together University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust – which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham – and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, have been given […]

Birmingham and Solihull pharmacy opening times over Easter Bank Holiday weekend

Published: March 26, 2018

As the long Easter weekend approaches it is important to remember that not all pharmacies and GP practices will be open over the holiday period. It is a good idea to order any repeat medication you need ahead of the bank holidays, which are on Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April. Bank holiday opening […]

Community nurse honoured with Solihull Together award

Published: March 23, 2018

End-of-life care practitioner Kellie Owen won the Health Professional of the Year category in this year’s Solihull Together Awards. Trust worker Kellie was nominated for “making a huge difference to patients and families in Solihull after taking on a challenging new role in a very difficult area to work in”. Kellie, who works with patients […]

Heartlands signs up for self-check in kiosks

Published: March 28, 2018

Patients attending Heartlands Hospital outpatients clinics 1-9 are now able to check themselves in for their appointment, thanks to a pilot project funded by the hospital charity. Located in the break-out area by pharmacy before the entrance into the outpatients clinic areas, the three state-of-the-art kiosks have been introduced to help reduce the time patients […]

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