Sandwell General Hospital

Sandwell General Hospital is an acute teaching hospital, providing a wide range of general and specialist hospital services. These include medical and nursing services such as general medicine, surgery, urology, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, rheumatology, cardiology and paediatrics.

The hospital was originally an infirmary added to the West Bromwich union workhouse in 1884. After improvements during the 1920s and 40s the infirmary then became a separate institution named Hallam Hospital. After rebuilding in the 1970s, the Hospital was renamed Sandwell District General Hospital.

Today the hospital provides a very broad array of clinical and support services including:

Accident & Emergency
Paediatrics (services for children)
Gynaecology (women’s reproductive health)
General surgery
Trauma & orthopaedics (serious injury or bone/joint problems)
Vascular surgery (via the blood vessels)
Urology (kidneys, bladder, prostate etc)
Plastic surgery
Ophthalmology (dealing with the eyes)
Ear, nose and throat
Oral surgery
Emergency medicine
General medicine
Elderly care
Cardiology (the heart)
Respiratory (breathing)
Renal (kidneys)
Rheumatology (joint problems)
Neurology (nerve problems)
Gastroenterology (digestive problems)
Dermatology (skin problems)
Oncology (cancer treatments)
Anaesthetics/critical care
Imaging (eg X-ray, MRI, CT)
Pathology (diseases)

An £18m Emergency Services Centre opened in April 2005, replacing the former facility which was destroyed by fire.