UHB is one of the leading hospitals in Europe with an international reputation for quality of care, information technology, clinical training and research.
UHB provides direct clinical services to 800,000 patients annually, serving a regional, national and international population. It is a regional centre for cancer, trauma, neurosurgery, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Liver Unit provides regional and supraregional services for liver disease and transplantation including one of the longest established and largest liver transplant programmes in the world. UHB is designated as a Level 1 trauma centre.
The Trust employs 7,200 staff and in 2010 successfully transferred its services from two hospitals, into the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. In 2018, UHB merged with the former Heart of England NHS Trust and now manages Good Hope, Heartlands, and Solihull Hospitals, as well as Birmingham Chest Clinic.
UHB hosts the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) which contributes to its world-renowned reputation for pioneering surgical techniques in the management of traumatic injuries. The unique partnership between UHB and the RCDM provides a synergistic environment to develop research within military and civilian medicine to facilitate early adoption of innovation between the two sectors. Combined clinical and research expertise in trauma management led to the Trust’s designation as host to the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Centre (national Trauma Research Centre), and the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operative (Trauma).