The NHS in Sandwell and West Birmingham and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The Chief Medical Officer announced that the country moved into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus on 11 March 2020.
The latest advice, announced by the government as of Tuesday 16th March is as follows:
As you will be aware, the NHS is currently facing an unprecedented situation regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
Due to the very low number of patients attending the Solihull MIU between 10pm and 7am (less than ten people), the decision has been made to temporarily close this service between these hours.
This happened from 10pm on Wednesday 18 March 2020.
Hundreds of women were recorded as smoking during pregnancy in Sandwell and West Birmingham last year, figures reveal. Ahead of No Smoking Day, 11 March, the local NHS is highlighting all the NHS support available to pregnant women to help them quit smoking.