Midland Metropolitan University Hospital
Midland Metropolitan University Hospital stands between Sandwell and West Birmingham. We can’t wait to bring you what will be the largest acute healthcare facility within our Trust.
It will bring together specialties from all areas of our organisation and provide a hub for emergency care, proudly serving our diverse communities. The build also represents a regeneration opportunity as the hospital sits within a designated regeneration zone.
Our brand new, state-of-the-art acute hospital will offer emergency department, maternity, children’s and adult acute inpatient services to half a million people. When it opens in Smethwick, it will bring together all acute and emergency care services that currently take place at City and Sandwell Hospitals.
Midland Metropolitan University Hospital will signify a change in how we deliver care. The hospital will serve patients who are acutely unwell and need a hospital stay; or whose care is an emergency.
All acute clinical teams will combine to operate as one. The hospital will provide clinical teams with modern purpose-built facilities. New technology will enhance the patient experience – one such example is a modern nurse call system. It allows remote communication, meaning patients can speak to a nurse at the touch of a button without leaving their room.
50 per cent of the beds will be in single rooms with their own shower room preserving privacy and dignity. This will also mean that our ability to tackle any future infection outbreaks that are of a similar nature to COVID-19 will be vastly increased.
The new care model for our Trust will see the majority of outpatient appointments and planned diagnostic tests on our existing sites at Sandwell and on the existing City Hospital site in the Birmingham Treatment Centre, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and Sheldon building. These sites will also provide rehabilitation wards. We have also retained buildings and ward areas at Sandwell for future development.
You can take a closer look at our new hospital by watching this fly through video: https://youtu.be/hBk0rk6mu3Y
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