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Birmingham Children's Hospital

Overall: Outstanding read more about inspection ratings

Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6NH (0121) 333 9999

Provided and run by:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Important: We are carrying out a review of quality at Birmingham Children's Hospital. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

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Overall inspection


Updated 3 March 2023

The Birmingham Children’s Hospital is over 150 years old; services have been provided from Steelhouse Lane since 1862. Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a specialist paediatric centre with 378 beds, including a dedicated 31 bed paediatric intensive care unit, offering care to young patients up to the age of 16 from Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond. Forward Thinking Birmingham community mental health service provides services for 0-25 year olds.

The service has a national liver and small bowel transplant centre and are a global centre of excellence for complex heart conditions, the treatment of burns, cancer and liver and kidney disease. They are a nationally designated specialist centre for epilepsy surgery and have a paediatric major trauma centre for the West Midlands.

They have one of the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country, with a dedicated inpatient Eating Disorder Unit and Acute Assessment Unit for regional referrals of children and young people.

Other CQC inspections of services

Community & mental health inspection reports for Birmingham Children's Hospital can be found at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust. Each report covers findings for one service across multiple locations