City & Sandwell Hospitals

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Dr James Burns:


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City Hospital is located two miles west of Birmingham City Centre and is part of Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust. Sandwell hospital receives trainees from the Stoke school of Anaesthesia, and trainees can go to both sites depending on the modules required.


The Trust has 24 theatres, including a dedicated short stay unit in the Birmingham Treatment Centre and tertiary ophthalmology in the Birmingham and Midlands Eye Centre. Other specialties include Gynae-oncology, general, colorectal, trauma, orthopaedics, regional anaesthesia, ENT, breast, plastics, dental, and urology.

The obstetric unit has over 6000 deliveries per year, with a high risk population, and is recognised for advanced training. There is also a peri-operative anaesthetic service looking after high risk patients before and after surgery. The Pain management department encompasses an acute pain service, as well as outpatient multi-disciplinary clinics, a pain management programme, and procedure lists. There are two 16 bedded critical care units, one on either site which are recognised for training and support the medical and surgical services.


The anaesthetic department is actively involved in teaching and training and there are a network of educational supervisors to support this. There is regular teaching for many stages of training, as well as intensive FRCA exam preparation support, multidisciplinary simulation sessions within our clinical teaching unit, and regular departmental meetings for audit/quality improvement activities. Research and audit activities are encouraged, and there are purpose built postgraduate/education facilities on both sites to support this.



City Hospital has a Costa and a few food outlets open during daytime hours but no restaurant. Sandwell hospital has a costa and a restaurant open during daytime hours.

Contact Details


City Hospital

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Dudley Road


B18 7QH 


Telephone (Main): 0121 5543801

Telephone (Dept): 0121 5074343





Sandwell Hospital

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust


West Bromwich

B71 4HJ


Telephone (Main): 0121 553 1831


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