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QE Hospital Birmingham

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is an NHS, Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Navy Medical Service andRAF Medical Services hospital in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, situated very close to the University of Birmingham. The hospital, which cost £545 million to construct, opened in June 2010, replacing the previous Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital. The Trust employs more than 6,900 staff and provides adult services to more than half a million patients every year.

It is named after Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who was queen consort and wife of King George VI from 1936 until his death in 1952.

The hospital provides a whole range of services including secondary services for its local population and regional and national services for the people of the West Midlands and beyond. The hospital has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. It has the largest renal transplant programme in the United Kingdom[1] and it is a national specialist centre for liver, heart and lung transplantation, as well as cancer studies. The hospital has the largest single-floor critical care unit in the world, with 100 beds, and is the home of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine for military personnel injured in conflict zones. It is also a regional centre for trauma and burns. The hospital is served byUniversity station which is a five-minute walk away.

With over 1,000 beds, QEHB is one of the largest single-site NHS hospitals in the United Kingdom, and also boasts Europe’s largest critical care unit with over 100 critical care beds.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Farmers Market
The Farmers’ Market, is usually held on the second and last Wednesday of every month helps to support local businesses and was introduced in 2013 as part of the Trust’s strategy to improve health and wellbeing as well as helping to sustain the environment.
Thousands of staff and members of the public have visited the stalls since August 2013 when the market first opened, with the market showcasing the best the region has to offer. This includes eggs, breads, cheese, pies and pastries, honey, chutneys and preserves as well as exciting Caribbean foods, and tasty Indian dishes.
In addition to offering a wide choice, the Farmers’ Market also supports local people such as social enterprise Frost and Snow, who work with the city’s homeless and Park Lane Nurseries working with those with mental health issues.
Antony Cobley, who spearheaded bringing the Farmers’ Market to the hospital, said: “These extra dates mean more opportunity for everyone – our staff, visitors, patients and relatives – to buy quality, seasonal produce whilst supporting local enterprise.
“I am delighted that so many people continue to visit the market and support regional businesses.”


Please note that we will be closing for the Christmas Holidays from Friday 18th December 2018 till 9th January 2019

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