The Trust

Published/updated: 03/07/12 11:45

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest in England. It includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Birmingham Chest Clinic.

The Trust is a world leader in tackling MRSA and specialises in treating patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses including heart and kidney disease, cancer, HIV and AIDS as well as respiratory conditions like Cystic Fibrosis. We also have expertise in premature baby care, bone marrow transplants and thoracic surgery.

The Trust is one of the highest performing in the UK, voted Acute Trust of the Year in the 2006 Health Service Journal Awards and in the Nursing Times’ Top 10 Places to Work in 2005. We are in a stable financial position, which means we continue to invest in creating a clean and modern environment and aim to give our patients the very best care.

Our dynamic organisation originally developed from Little Bromwich Hospital, a fever hospital and sanatorium on the outskirts of Birmingham. As East Birmingham District General Hospital, it acquired the Marston Green Maternity Hospital and became the first acute trust in Birmingham in 1992. In the following year, it merged with nearby Yardley Green Hospital and acquired Birmingham Chest Clinic in the city centre.

Following the merger between Birmingham Heartlands NHS Trust and Solihull Hospital in 1995, Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust was formed. This became Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in April 2005 when the Trust achieved foundation status. In April 2007, Good Hope Hospital became part of Heart of England, in the first merger of its kind in the NHS.

Since April 2011, the Trust has also been the provider of community healthcare services for Solihull residents. Community services provide a range of care in people’s own homes and in community based settings such as GP surgeries, community clinics and care homes.

The services range from supporting people to stay healthy and well, such as stop smoking and community dentistry; to pro-active care to support people to stay independent in a community setting, such as ‘virtual’ wards and community nursing; to support in a crisis, such as rapid response nursing, hospice at home and intermediate care.


Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Bordesley Green East
B9 5SS

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