The Birmingham Peer Educator Blood, Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Project is the winner of the People's Choice Award chosen by local people as part of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s Equality Awards.
The eight-strong team has been trained to empower the communities of Aston, Sparkbrook and Smethwick with kidney and related health information. The scheme has recruited more than 1,000 donors, a significant result which involved overcoming considerable challenges in tackling a sensitive and taboo subject.
Over 100 health professionals from all disciplines came together yesterday (17 February) to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
The event, organised in conjunction with Barnardo’s and provider organisations across Sandwell and West Birmingham, aimed to help staff and clinicians spot the signs of exploitation at an early stage.
Delegates had the opportunity to hear a personal account of a family affected by CSE, as well as learn about the latest guidance on all aspects of exploitation, including online grooming, trafficking of children and sexual offences.
We also launched our short educational film, called Know the Signs. Produced in partnership with Chatback, it tells the story of a young person who is being exploited and her journey through health services.
TODAY marks the start of a 1000 day countdown to the opening of the new state-of-the-art hospital – The Midland Met.
Marking the event, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has asked local representatives to unveil digital clocks at four main sites across the Trust to count down the 1000 days until the Midland Met is opened in October 2018.
IT’S A GO for Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust patients, as the contract to build new hospital the Midland Met is finally signed.
Trust Chairman, Richard Samuda said: “Today we have signed the contract to build and deliver the Midland Met by October 2018 with ‘The Hospital Company’ – a Carillion Joint Venture.
“This is another landmark day for the people of Sandwell and West Birmingham, who now know for certain that their multi-million pound hospital will be built, and at a significantly lower cost than was originally planned. The OBC (outline business case) in 2014 anticipated an annual unitary payment of £27m, however we have closed the contract with an annual unitary payment of under £19.6m.