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Integrated care campus for Birmingham FTs


9 July 2013

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Two specialist trusts are considering moving onto the site of a major acute hospital as part of an integrated care programme. 
The hospitals, in Birmingham, are in talks over setting up a “health campus”. 
In principle Birmingham Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust have agreed to move onto the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 

Two specialist trusts are considering moving onto the site of a major acute hospital as part of an integrated care programme. 
The hospitals, in Birmingham, are in talks over setting up a “health campus”. 
In principle Birmingham Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust have agreed to move onto the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust chief executive David Melbourne said: “Developing a new facility that can create a world-class health campus in partnership with QEHB, Birmingham Women’s Hospital and the University of Birmingham will ensure that we can continue to fulfil that ambition for the foreseeable future.”
With redevelopment costs estimated at between £350m-£450m, the hospitals believe the reconfiguration is the best way to improve quality outcomes for patients. 
Professor Ros Keeton, chief executive of Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The rising levels of complexity seen in communities we serve such as diabetes and obesity demand even greater levels of integration and partnership in the future. 
“Our vision for an integrated health campus for Birmingham is about world-class services for the people we serve.”

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