Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Pioneering specialist hospital trust created in Birmingham

  • Comment

Two leading specialist hospitals in Birmingham have joined forces to become the UK’s first dedicated women’s and children’s foundation trust.

Birmingham Women’s Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital have come together to form a single organisation – Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

“Our two amazing hospitals are now united under the leadership of one organisation”

Sarah-Jane Marsh

The two hospitals’ names and locations will stay the same, but managers said the new united team will be able to provide more seamless care for patients across the two sites and have a stronger voice in shaping family-centred care across the region.

The two organisations have been running with a single executive team since September 2016 ahead of the official merger on 1 February.

Chief executive Sarah-Jane Marsh has held the joint role since June 2015. Michelle McLoughlin is the chief nursing officer.

“I am so thrilled that all of our hard work has finally paid off and our two amazing hospitals are now united under the leadership of one organisation,” said Ms Marsh.

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

“This is the first important step in enabling our vision of delivering world leading family-centred care for women, children and families in our region and beyond,” she said.

She added: “We have the expertise, enthusiasm and passion to build on our already outstanding track record of delivering high quality care, innovation and improvement, and together are committed to changing the face of healthcare for generations to come.”

Trust chair Dame Christine Braddock described the change as a “major development that I know will leave a long and lasting legacy for women’s and children’s health in the years ahead”.

The trust has confirmed it will continue to work towards a goal of creating a joint facility in Edgbaston in the future. 

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs