This kind-hearted couple, Neil and Kezia, will be conquering the Great Birmingham 10k course this April to say thank you for our hospital's life-saving care. Born prematurely at 31 weeks, one of their twins, Harry (right), was diagnosed with two holes in his heart and had open heart surgery at just a few months old to get him fit and healthy again - just like his brother Jack! Now...
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This #NationalFreeWillsMonth could you do more for our future poorly patients? With our free wills service, you can write a new will, or amend an existing will, completely free of charge. Plus, you could also consider lending a helping hand to the children of tomorrow by leaving our charity a gift. To find out more, visit: [ Socsi.in Link ]
Do you want to have a say in key decisions about our hospital and Trust? We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic members of the public, patients, carers or staff from Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country to join our team of governors and help shape our future. The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 19 April at 12pm. To find out more, please visit: [ Socsi.in Link ]
There's just ONE WEEK left until entries close for our #BigSpringRaffle. If you'd like to win one of our wonderful prizes, including a city break for two to New York (once the weather has settled!), your time is running out! Make sure you return your tickets, or order them online, before the closing date on Wednesday 29 March. We'll be drawing and contacting our winners on Friday 31 March....
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There’s only two days left to enter this year’s Great Midlands Fun Run on Sunday 4 June! In 2016, over 80 runners joined #TeamBCH, raising an incredible £12,000+ for our children and young people – one group even pulled a Royal Mail delivery truck around the entire 8.5 mile route! Taking place once again in Sutton Coldfield, sign up to support our charity before this Friday’s deadline! [...
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Enjoy 20% off at this May's Gung-Ho event with #TeamBCH! Featuring the biggest inflatable slide in Europe, you can run, jump and bounce your way around this fun and foam-filled course to raise money for our patients. Taking part on Saturday 6 May, simply enter the code 'BRMGHMCHDH20' at checkout to get the discount and we'll send you a fundraising pack! [ Socsi.in Link ]
We’re amazingly proud to be the number one ranked hospital in the country for vaccinating staff against flu! A massive 95.7% of our front line staff were vaccinated during our ‘Get a Jab, Give a Jab’ campaign - where for every flu vaccination given, 10 tetanus vaccinations were donated via Unicef for children and expectant mothers in Africa. In total we secured 28,000 tetanus jabs, so we’d...
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Today is International Day of Happiness and what better way to put some smiles on our children's faces than with a fun sing-a-long! Generously funded by our charity, every Friday since 2004 Birmingham's Ex Cathedra 'Singing Medicine' team has visited our hospital to lift everyone's spirits with some lullabies - here they were last week bringing songs, games and joy to four-year-old renal...
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Five-month-old Rayan-Ali, who's being treated by our world-leading Cardiac team has helped our RAPID (Real-Time Adaptive and Predictive Indicator of Deterioration) project reach a major milestone by becoming its 1,000th patient. The revolutionary £1.8m research study inspired by the world of Formula 1 uses wireless sensors to monitor heart rate, breathing and oxygen and gives our experts...
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Mums Laura (left) and Kelly (right) have signed up to take on our #SnowdonChallenge in honour of their lovely little ones, who have both been cared for by our hospital. Laura’s daughter, six-year-old Skye, suffers with an undiagnosed brain condition that causes regular seizures, whilst Kelly's daughter, one-year-old Lottie, was diagnosed with Intussusception at just six-months-old - a...
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Despite spending St Patrick's Day on our Cardiac Ward, Four-month-old Rhys must have the luck of the Irish as he's got big brother Reuben looking out for him along with his parents Paul and Kelly. Rhys is one of around 100 patients we see each year from Ireland and to all of our children, young people, families and staff from the Emerald Isle, Rhys and Reuben would like to say a big 'Happy St...
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Our Neurophysiology team has been showing off this highly specialised bit of brain training kit today which involves moving animated characters across a computer screen using nothing but the power of the mind! The team sees around 3,000 children and young people with epilepsy each year and this technology is being used as part of some research they’re doing to see how well our patients can...
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Our fabulous Florence Nightin'Owl figurine represents the courage and compassion that our doctors, nurses, staff and patients show at our hospital every day. The trail might be 'owl' over, but you can take home a memento from The Big Hoot for only £20! [ Socsi.in Link ]
We’re one of just four pioneering Trusts in the UK to use thermography (infrared imaging science) to aid our diagnostic services. Our Clinical Photography team are currently trialling thermal imaging for assessing our children and young people with burns injuries. After this trial period, they hope to role the service out to other areas such as wound management, rheumatology, pain management...
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Nominations for our charity's '100 Heroes' event close this Friday, so don't forget to nominate a supporter, volunteer or fundraiser that you feel deserves to be recognised! We have several categories to choose from, including 'Volunteer of the Year' and 'Inspirational Fundraiser of the Year'. Submit your award nominations now! [ Socsi.in Link ]
We’re now a few days into Healthcare Science Week and Trainee Biomedical Scientist, Marianne from our Histopathology team has been in our Conservatory today, giving our families and staff a sneak peek into the vital work her team does. The team of 11 work in our laboratory processing and investigating tissue samples where their findings often play an important part in making the right...
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Congenital glaucoma is a rare condition that occurs in babies and young children. The condition can be inherited and is caused by the incorrect development of the eye’s drainage system before birth. In 2016 Mr Joe Abbott, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Laura Ramm, Orthotist, and their colleagues in the Eye Department saw almost 150 children and young people with congenital glaucoma including this...
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A huge thank you to the incredible (and brave) fundraisers who abseiled for us today and all the kind volunteers - you are all superstars. You have helped to raise over £30,000 for the sick kids in our care. THANK YOU! x