What goes where
The hospital site is close to the boundary between Sandwell and Birmingham. The scheme proposes a new, state-of-the-art acute hospital supported by a new administration building and car parking. The Midland Metropolitan University Hospital is likely to be around 8 storeys high, and provide around 80,600 m2 of hospital space.
Visible entrances, good transport links, clear signs, space, light and fresh air were just some of the ideas put forward at design and engagement events. We sought people’s views on the design proposals to ensure the hospital is fit for purpose and meets their expectations.
The hospital will have 669 beds, and also include:
A 30 Bed High-tech Critical Care Unit;
36 Neonatal Cots; and
56 Paediatric Beds;
17 Generic Wards of 32 beds each, including:
14 Coronary Care Beds;
64 Adult Assessment Beds; and
16 distributed High Dependency Beds (i.e. level 1);
13 Theatres, made up of:
Maternity Theatres; and
MRI & CT scanners
Outpatient Clinics based upon a generic model, with bespoke
facilities for the following specialties:
Research and Education Centre.
MMUH will not lead to the end of all facilities at Sandwell, City and Rowley Regis sites. A community hospital will still be situated at each site, providing a range of outpatient, day case and diagnostic services. For these purposes, the best of the existing buildings will be kept.