One of our most popular events is back! Could you take on our 100ft abseil challenge at Fort Dunlop on Saturday 11 March and face your fears in support of our patients? Last year over 100 of you took the plunge, raising an incredible £34,000 for our hospital. Could you be one of this year’s superheroes? Come and have a go if you think you’re brave enough! [ Socsi.in Link ]
#DidYouKnow today is National Winnie-the-Pooh Day? Everyone knows that Winnie-the-Pooh loves to eat honey… but so does our The Big Sleuth Sun Bear, which is why it's also known as the 'Honey Bear'! This summer, our trail will showcase the creativity of Bear-mingham when it lands on our city's streets in July! To find out how you can get involved, visit: [ Socsi.in Link ]
Committed mum Jo has so far resisted cake and chocolate for a whole 17 days as she's taking part in our #GiveItUp challenge - she wasn't even tempted by her six-year-old son Robbie's delicious-looking birthday cake! As her way of saying thank you to us for saving the football-mad youngster's life, Jo will be detoxing until the end of January to raise money for our hospital. Well done Jo,...
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Our Giggle Doctors, Dr Fab and Dr Geehee drop in two to three times a week to visit up to 100 of our children like two-year-old Toby and eight-year-old Alexander and put huge smiles on their faces when they’re feeling blue. They’re super fun and get the children involved in lots of activities including singing and play. #BlueMonday
Our multi-faith Chaplaincy team give religious and spiritual support to lots of our families and staff each year. This could be a prayer, bringing activities to children on wards, giving advice or just offering a listening ear at a difficult time. They also run regular fun ‘Celebrate’ events to help people learn more about different faiths. Find out more about the team here [ Socsi.in Link ]...
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One of our very brave patients, eight-year-old Lexi, visited us recently to hand over an incredible £5,000 to our Heart Ward! Born with a rare condition, which meant her heart formed back to front and reversed, Lexi has had three open heart surgeries since birth, including an 11 hour operation in 2016. To say thank you to our extraordinary staff for saving her life, Lexi and her family and...
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We’re proud to tell you that our Liver Unit has received international recognition after being named as part of a specialist European network for the treatment of rare conditions. Our team, led by Professor Deirdre Kelly CBE (pictured second from left), is looking forward to sharing its expertise with professionals from across the continent to help further improve treatment. A huge well done...
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Our Christmas sale is still on, with lots of festive goodies on offer! Be quick and grab yourself a bargain before everything is gone! [ Socsi.in Link ]
At just nine-days-old little Poppy was flown to us by helicopter from her home in Wales with acute liver failure. Our expert team quickly diagnosed her with galactosaemia – a rare condition that makes the body unable to process sugar galactose and gave her the life-saving care that she desperately needed. We’re thrilled to report 12 months on from her discharge this little lady, who celebrated...
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We want to say a huge thank you to super mum Clair as today is International Thank You Day. Clair has decided to ditch chocolate throughout January for our #GiveItUp challenge! Her son Alfie has a condition called Sagittal Craniosynostosis, which meant he needed surgery on his skull, and she’s hoping to raise £5,000 for our hospital to say thank you for Alfie’s wonderful care. After she’s...
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Could you cycle from London to Paris for our sick kids? We'd like to invite you to find out more about this iconic challenge at our information evening on Tuesday 24 January, 6:30pm, at Walkabout Birmingham. It'll be a great opportunity to find out more about the event, get tips on fundraising and also meet those already registered! Reserve your place today: [ Socsi.in Link ]
In August 2015 Matthew was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma (a cancerous brain tumour) – you may remember we shared a video back in November, of him ringing the end of cancer treatment bell. During his lengthy stay as an inpatient, he and dad Leigh (pictured right) designed the winning face to be displayed on Craney McCraneface – the crane currently building Waterfall House our £37.5 million...
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From selling ‘dream rides’ in classic cars to charity gigs and mud runs, so many of you shone brightly for our Star Appeal in 2016. Because of your amazing support we have now raised more than £2 million to build the UK's first Rare Diseases Centre for children. We’d like to say a massive thank you to all of you who have raised funds and donated. You're all superstars, but we've still got a...
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The Snowdon Challenge isn’t just a trek. It's a chance to step out of your comfort zone and help make hospital visits for our children more comfortable. Elias took part in the trek last year after his son Freddie required open heart surgery and he raised a whopping £7,000 with his colleagues. He said: “Reaching the top was so emotional for me. To be able to give something back to say thank you...
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We’ve got so much to look forward to in 2017 and can’t wait to welcome new faces to #TeamBCH! There’s lots of exciting career opportunities on offer, which along with clinical roles, also includes positions in our essential support teams that help keep our hospital running. To be part of something special visit: [ Bch.nhs.uk Link ] [ Youtube.com Link ]

Be part of something special - Birmingham Children's Hospital recruitment film

The people you see in this film are not actors. They are all real people, from world’s best heart surgeons, to our chief executive, porter, doctor, physio an...

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Christmas might be over, but there's no need for the festive blues as our New Year sale is now on! Treat yourself with those Christmas coffers and make a huge difference to our hospital at the same time. Happy shopping! [ Bit.ly Link ]
We have a very exciting opportunity for families to be a part of a special film that will celebrate us coming together with Birmingham Women’s to form the brand new Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Part of this short film will be a celebration of the families we look after and we need volunteers who are willing to be filmed at their homes going about their daily life...
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Super Orthoptist Thuy has been busy visiting primary schools helping to train some very special Eye Heroes! A fun workshop helps educate our new recruits on the importance of healthy eyes so they can then spread the word to their family and friends in a bid to avoid avoidable blindness caused by a lack of regular eye tests. You can read more about the UK’s first child-led campaign of its type...
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Today is Festival of Sleep Day – a perfect time to celebrate the value of a good night's kip for mums and dads whose children have to stay with us. Our charity funds comfy 'glide-away' beds that allow carers to sleep right next to their little ones on the wards. Mum Syema, who has been sleeping next to six-year-old Awais during his stay on our Renal Unit, says: "The beds are really snug and...
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Incredibly, over 400 of you have already signed up to be a part of our #TeamBCH family across the Great Birmingham Run 10k, Half Marathon and Birmingham Marathon. Can you help us reach 2,017 runners in 2017? Run, jog or walk with us at the 10k on 30 April and together we can do more for our sick kids! [ Socsi.in Link ]