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Date: 24 October 2016

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About us

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), which is run by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), is recognised as one of the leading hospitals in Europe and has an international reputation for quality of care, informatics/IT, clinical training and research.

Our services

QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 800,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. It is a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK, is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery, and neurosciences, and has a specialist cancer centre.

UHB provides a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK. The Liver Unit celebrated its 30th year of transplantation in 2012.

QEHB is world-renowned for its trauma care and has developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

For more information about the services we offer patients, visitors and other healthcare organisations, please see the services pages.

Our hospital and staff

QEHB employs more than 8,000 members of staff and has successfully transferred its services from two hospitals, a mile and a half apart, into the UK’s newest and largest single-site hospital.

The £545m construction opened its doors to patients on 16 June 2010 and the building offers accommodation which has been favourably compared to a high-profile, award-winning private hospital. It has 1,213 inpatient beds, 30 operating theatres and a 100-bed critical care unit, the largest co-located critical care unit in the world.

Military patients

QEHB is host to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) and treats all seriously injured British military personnel evacuated from overseas. It also treats military casualties from other countries, such as Denmark.


The location on one site of QEHB, RCDM, the University of Birmingham Medical School and Birmingham Women’s Hospital makes our healthcare campus one of the largest in the world. QEHB also has close strategic and operational links with other nearby hospital trusts, including Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

Other services

Mental health services and certain women's health services are provided at the nearby Mental Health and Birmingham Women's hospitals. These services are not based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

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