University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is the leading university teaching hospital in the West Midlands. It is one of the most consistently high performing trusts in the NHS and has been rated "excellent" for financial management and "excellent" for quality of clinical and non-clinical services by the Healthcare Commission.
On 16 June 2010 UHB’s new £545 million Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham opened, with A&E and inpatients transferring from Selly Oak Hospital and other services moving from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. More services will transfer during phased moves through to October 2011, with Selly Oak Hospital eventually closing and some services remaining at the old QE, adjacent to the new hospital.
The Trust employs around 6,900 staff and provides adult services to more than half a million patients every year, from a single outpatient appointment to a heart transplant. The Trust is a regional centre for cancer, trauma, burns and plastics, and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.
Mental health services and certain women's health services are provided
at the nearby Mental Health and Birmingham Women's hospitals. These services are not based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.