June opening for Superhospital

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the city's first new acute hospital for 70 years, will open on the 16 June 2010 replacing the existing Queen Elizabeth and Selly Oak hospitals.

The first completed part of the hospital was handed over on the 15th June two months prior to when the first patients will arrive.

The first completed phase of the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham has been handed over to the Trust following a symbolic exchange of contracts with the developers on 15 April 2010.

The documents were signed almost two months to the day that the new £545 million acute hospital admits its first patients.

It means the Trust can now work on fitting out the completed parts of the building to ensure all systems and pieces of equipment are thoroughly tested and ready for use from day one – 16 June. http://www.uhb.nhs.uk/News/2010/04/first-phase-of-new-hospital.html

The Trust's services will be transferred to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in six moves, starting on 16 June 2010.

Move 1 Starts 16 June 2010 includes moving of A&E, Pharmacy, Mortuary from Selly Oak; Cardiac surgery beds and theatre and Neurology inpatient beds from Queen Elizabeth.

Move 2 Starts 17 November 2010 includes moving Therapies from Selly Oak; all inpatient beds, therapies from Queen Elizabeth.

Move 3 Starts January 2011 includes moving Cardiology inpatients and daycase and Cardiology outpatients from Queen Elizabeth.

Move 4 Starts 29 April 2011 includes moving all oncology inpatients, bone marrow transplant from Queen Elizabeth.

Move 5 Starts July 2011 includes moving Neuropathology and Cellular pathology laboratories and QED OPD (cardiac, urology, general surgery) from Queen Elizabeth.

Move 6 Starts 11 October 2011 includes moving Neurophysiology, clinical laboratory services, Mortuary and Neuroscience services from Queen Elizabeth.

Photos of the new hospital from 16th April 2010.


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