Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be promoting health and wellbeing at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 27 September, 2 – 3.30pm.
Taking place at the Banqueting Suite at Birmingham City Council House, visitors will be able to pedal their way to a fresh fruit smoothie.
Visitors will hear about the hospitals progress over the last year and find out about the exciting opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the coming months.
Staff and visitors can create their own smoothie – powered by cycling on an exercise bike. Birmingham health club ‘The Gym’ will perform health checks, Birmingham Metropolitan College students will be carrying out short pampering sessions and there will be a Bike Challenge. Staff will also be giving advice on health and wellbeing.
Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive of Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: "This has been a very proud year for everyone at the hospital, as we have treated more children – to higher quality standards – than ever before. We have also celebrated our 150th anniversary of leading the way in children's healthcare and welcomed numerous high profile visitors keen to learn more about what we do. We have supported our young people to influence the future direction of the whole NHS, via their contribution to the Prime Minister's Future Forum. Please join us at our AGM to help us reflect on our achievements, and look to the next 12 months and beyond.”
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive service to children, young people and their families.
We are one of the leading paediatric teaching centres in the country, with international research and development in areas such as:
- Childhood cancer studies
- Liver disease
- Infection, inflammation and immunity
- Molecular genetics of childhood conditions (how these are passed on, and how they cause disease in the body in terms of chemistry)
- Nutrition, growth and metabolism in childhood
- Drug use in children
- Relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
- Infant neuroblastoma
- Infant brain tumours
Our facilities include:
- A 22 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
- A centre of excellence for children with cancer, cardiac, liver and renal disease
- A national transplant centre
- 280 inpatient and day-case beds including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
- 38 specialties and supporting departments
- An Emergency Department dealing with over 45,000 patients a year
- Twelve theatres
- Three MRI scanners
- A CT Scanner
- An endoscopy suite
- A catheter laboratory with digital imaging facility
- Burn, Neonatal Surgery and Education Centre
- Wellcome Clinical Research Facility
- Renal Unit
- Teenage Cancer Trust Unit
- Ronald McDonald House (parent and family accommodation).