You can experience practical placements in a variety of settings. Our strong links to NHS Trusts across Birmingham and Solihull allow us to offer placements across the region and ensure that your learning reflects current practice.
Here are some of the hospitals you could be placed in for the practical element of your course
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Our largest provider of placements for children’s nursing students is Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital. NHS Foundation Trust
This trust brings together the expertise of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and The Birmingham Women’s Hospital.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a specialist paediatric centre, caring for sick children and young people up to the age of 16.
The hospital has a national liver and small bowel transplant centre and are a global centre for treating complex heart conditions, the treatment of burns, cancer and liver and kidney disease. The hospital is also a nationally designated specialist centre for epilepsy surgery.
The hospital is also home to one of the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country, with a dedicated inpatient Eating Disorder Unit and Acute Assessment Unit for regional referrals of children and young people with the most serious of problems (Tier 4) and our Forward Thinking Birmingham community mental health service for 0-25 year olds.
Birmingham Women’s Hospital provides specialist services to more than 50,000 women, men and their families every year from our city, the wider region and beyond.
They are one of only two dedicated women’s hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year.
They offer a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
The Children’s services in the Trust are based across two inner city sites and provide services to the multicultural residents of West Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust now has the largest paediatric department in the West Midlands.
The main children’s wards are situated at Sandwell Hospital, where there are 53 beds, including six for short-stays, six for day surgery and 12 in the Adolescent Unit.
A 12-bed unit is located at City Hospital. In addition, there are 11 day surgery beds and five day unit beds in the Birmingham Treatment Centre.
The Trusts offer a range of specialist clinics to children.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB)
UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national and international population.
The Trust includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic.
Heartland’s Hospital offers the main area within this Trust for children’s services and includes a Children’s A and E and assessment unit; two dedicated hospital wards which support a variety of conditions; an outpatient’s clinic and CAMHS services.