Footy fan Lewis was diagnosed with congenital aortic stenosis at just two-days-old, which meant the aortic valve in his heart was too small and obstructed blood flow. After living with the condition for a number of years the passionate Newcastle United fan was disappointed to receive the news that, due to the risks to his health, he would have to stop playing his beloved game. Back in February...
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There's only two weeks to go until our fearless fundraisers abseil 100ft down the Fort Dunlop building in support of our sick kids. Fancy taking on the challenge for #TeamBCH? Limited spaces are still available! [ Socsi.in Link ]
Cows about that! This fab farming family recently donated a percentage of their milk profits to us and raised a remar-cow-ble £897! Inspired by 11-year-old Samuel's care (pictured middle), who has had four open heart surgeries at our hospital, mum and dad, Adrian and Rachel, decided to donate five pence from every bottle of milk they sold during December. 13,500 bottles and nearly £900...
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Our ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating, announced yesterday (February 21) was made possible due to the compassion and commitment of our 3,700-strong team. From our surgeons, doctors and nurses to our domestic, estates, admin and IT staff - everyone plays a part in caring for our children, young people and families. If you think you could join us, we’re holding our next recruitment open day on Saturday...
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There's certainly been a buzz around our hospital today thanks to our fantastic 'Outstanding' CQC rating. We couldn’t have got it without the dedication and tireless efforts of all our staff – many of which took a few moments out to mark the occasion with a big cheer today. We are all so very proud to care for you, our children, young people and families, and will continue to always be...
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Today has also been extra special as we officially opened Magnolia House - our brand-new £1 million support centre, which was funded entirely by your generous donations. Approximately 120 life-changing conversations take place at our hospital every year and whilst we sadly can't change bad news, Magnolia House will now provide a much-needed, home-from-home sanctuary for families facing...
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Today is a special one for us. We’re bursting with pride after it was announced earlier we’ve been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission – the first children’s hospital of its kind in the country to achieve this! Watch our Chief Executive, Sarah-Jane Marsh, explain more in this short video. #ByYourSide
We're excited to announce we've got 10 free #TeamBCH places for this year's sold-out, 100-mile Velo Birmingham cycle event! Entrants will be drawn soon, so apply today for your chance to pedal for pounds for our wonderful hospital! [ Socsi.in Link ]
Up to 200 children can visit our Emergency Department every day, meaning sometimes there can be a bit of a wait. To keep our young patients, like Zaynn (pictured), and their brothers and sisters entertained while they wait to see a doctor, our charity has funded some bespoke activity packs to help them on their treatment journey. Our 'Monkey Goes to Hospital' pack is full of games, puzzles and...
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Join our 45-strong London to Paris team this September and help to support our pioneering projects, like the UK's first children's Rare Diseases Centre, which will be housed in our new Clinical Block (in the background of this picture). There's a place for everyone on #TeamBCH! Whatever your reason to get involved and whichever ward or appeal you'd like to support, join this iconic challenge!
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22-month-old Nell (pictured with dad, Paul) suffers from a number of eye-related conditions including congenital glaucoma - a rare condition caused by the incorrect development of the eye before birth. When she was just six-weeks-old, tiny Nell underwent investigative laser eye surgery at another hospital but there were complications which caused Nell's left eye to split. After two operations...
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Just when we thought we couldn't love David Walliams any more, he paid a surprise visit to some very excited pupils at Solihull School recently - which we just had to share on this #RandomActsOfKindnessDay! To show the comedian their passion for his brilliant books, the students created a BookBench in homage to him for last year's #TheBigRead trail, which this year will be followed by our...
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Children amazed as David Walliams drops in to visit school

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It’s International Childhood Cancer Day. Some of our fab staff on Ward 15 (our cancer unit) were joined by Aiya, Kacper and Oliver for a quick snap to mark the occasion. Our dedicated team work tirelessly to ensure that our brave children and young people receive the best possible care, which is always delivered with compassion and a friendly smile. You rock guys!
Play Specialist Rebecca and her partner Danny took part in our first-ever #SnowdonChallenge to raise funds for our Play Department in 2015. That year, as you can see, the conditions were wet and gloomy and the wind was brisk... but there was certainly love in the air. After hours of trekking to reach the summit, Rebecca dropped to one knee to ask Danny to marry her - and we're so pleased to...
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Here’s just a few members of our 42-strong Ward 12 team. They care for children aged six months to 16-years-old every day of the year who have a variety of complex cardiac conditions, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome - a problem from birth that affects normal blood flow through the heart. Each month they help around 50 young people and their loved ones from across the country....
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Do you want to support our hospital but are short on time? We're looking for volunteers to help us collect our charity tins which are out and about in the community. An essential role, that's flexible to you, please email: bwc.getinvolved@nhs.net to find out more!
Our expert Audiology team care for children who have tinnitus - a condition which causes people to hear sounds that come from inside of their body, rather than an outside source. To help our families living with it, we have created a toolkit of coping strategies, which includes advice on de-stressing and distraction. More common in adults - there’s now a growing link between the condition and...
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Did you know that February is #NationalHeartMonth? These ladies are part of our 42-strong team on Ward 11 who care for mostly new-born babies with cardiac problems that develop before birth. Each month they help 30 children, aged from just one-day-old to two-years-old, providing world-class treatment and support.
Fifty brave superheroes have already signed up to our Fort Dunlop abseil on Saturday 11 March, in support of our courageous kids. There’s limited spaces still available, so if you think you’ve got what it takes to tackle the 100ft plunge, register now! [ Socsi.in Link ]
As well as a whole host of prizes, including a trip for two to New York, you and your family could enjoy weeks of fun if you win our #BigSpringRaffle family day pass bundle! The prize includes entry to some of the best attractions in the country, including the SnowDome, Conkers, Windsor Castle and many more. Enter our raffle now to make sure you don't miss out! [ Socsi.in Link ]