The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is the main teaching hospital for the Birmingham Medical School and is located close to the University Campus and benefits from the extensive facilities of the Barnes Medical Library.
The Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care is staffed by around 100 Consultants and around 60 trainees. The department provides anaesthesia support to 27 main operating theatres and 11 day case theatres. The department also provides anaesthetic cover for the Birmingham Women’s Hospital for tertiary Obstetric services and 2 Gynaecology theatres. In addition, an acute and chronic pain service operates and there are extensive critical care facilities.
Surgical specialties include many tertiary referral services (except elective Orthopaedics), e.g. cardiac surgery (including heart transplant), neurosurgery, liver transplant surgery, renal transplant surgery, major head and neck reconstructive surgery and oesophageal and abdominal surgery. The critical care unit operates with approximately 80 beds supporting cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, liver transplantation and general medical and surgical workload.
An active postgraduate training programme with regular weekly meetings on current and topical subjects, morbidity and mortality and various other lectures are held. In addition regular teaching and coaching is provided towards the FRCA examinations. Research is active in the fields of physiological monitoring, care of the critically ill, obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology and day case anaesthesia.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone (Main): 0121 371 2000
Telephone (Dept): 0121 371 2777