Midland Metropolitan University Hospital

Nestled between Sandwell and West Birmingham, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital is poised to become the centre of acute and emergency care at our Trust when it opens in 2024.

Midland Metropolitan University Hospital

A street view of Midland Metropolitan University Hospital.

Midland Met is not just a hospital, it’s a coming together of expertise from every corner of our organisation, establishing a central hub for acute and emergency care that proudly serves our vibrant and diverse communities. Situated within a designated regeneration zone, this new hospital build represents not just progress in healthcare but regeneration and revitalisation opportunity for the region.

Set to open in 2024 the hospital will provide emergency, maternity, children’s, and adult acute inpatient services for a population of half a million. Opening its doors in Smethwick, this facility will seamlessly amalgamate all acute and emergency care services currently situated across City Hospital and Sandwell Hospital.

Midland Metropolitan University Hospital marks a significant shift in our care delivery approach, focusing on those acutely unwell or in need of emergency attention.

All acute clinical teams seamlessly operating as one cohesive unit from one modern purpose-built facility. Technological innovation takes centre stage, from state of the art scanners used by our imaging teams to cutting-edge two way nurse call systems. Patients will soon be able to connect with a nurse at the touch of a button and speak directly to them, enhancing their experience without leaving their beds.

Privacy and dignity are paramount, with 50% of our beds nestled in single rooms featuring en-suite shower rooms. Beyond comfort, this strategic design enhances our ability to tackle future infection outbreaks, aligning with the lessons learned from challenges like COVID-19.


You can take a closer look at our new hospital by watching this fly through video: https://youtu.be/hBk0rk6mu3Y

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