Trust’s statement regarding claims about closure of A&E services at Midland Metropolitan hospital

Toby Lewis, Chief Executive at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“The new Midland Metropolitan Hospital opens in less than 800 days. It is complete nonsense to suggest that the A&E department could close. The new hospital build is progressing well.

“Midland Met becomes the single acute hospital for Sandwell and West Birmingham housing emergency services, maternity and acute inpatient care. Day case surgery and outpatient care remain at the Sandwell and City Hospital sites. These plans have been designed with clinical staff and local residents to deliver the best quality of care for patients.”