At Birmingham Women’s Hospital we face an exciting future. Changes in national and local health policy and potential service reconfigurations in the region mean we continue to grow and develop services to meet the needs of the people we serve. As a specialist Trust we do this by:
- Providing excellent healthcare for women and their babies. We support the health of women through their pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. Our care ranges from highly specialist clinical interventions to personal care for women with uncomplicated, low risk births. Our care for the mother continues to be complemented by support for babies, including very specialist neonatal care where clinically required.
- Supporting gynaecological health and reproductive services. We provide services for women and their partners who need medical or surgical healthcare, either because they may be trying to conceive or because of disorders of the female reproductive system.
- Providing a range of highly specialist clinical and clinical support services. Our specialist focus means a number of our services are not only regional but national centres of excellence. These include the fields of laboratory and clinical genetics, perinatal pathology and specialist fields of perinatal medicine (for example fetal medicine).
Local Care: Global Impact
The theme that draws our services together is specialisation and our ambition to continue being UK leaders in a number of areas of excellence. In some cases being the best simply means providing high quality, person centred support for local people at one of the most important events in their lives – childbirth; in others it means some of the most specialist doctors, nurses, scientists and other clinical staff providing tertiary and even quaternary care on a national basis. Research and development is integral to what we do at BWH supporting our delivery of excellent and innovative local health care which continues to have global impact.
Our mission is clear.
We will be the local and regional provider of choice and Centre of Excellence for our focussed range of healthcare services primarily, though not exclusively to women and their families. We will continue to be a leading provider of local, regional and national importance through the provision of a high quality and specialist range of distinct, but interrelated services delivering excellent healthcare, education, training and research, and contributing to the health and wellbeing of the people we serve.