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.
We’re really proud to have been named Commissioners of the Year at the General Practice Awards, yesterday 26 November. This is the second year in a row that we have received this prestigious award, which is thanks to our incredible staff and GPs who have been working to tackle malnutrition locally. The Medicines Quality Team, working with our clinical lead Dr Gwyn Harris, has been working hard to improve prescribing practices amongst GP practices and improve quality within care homes.
Thank you to everyone involved in this project.
The NHS organisation responsible for planning and buying health services for the residents of Sandwell and West Birmingham is celebrating after scooping a national award – repeating its success from 2013.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group was named as Clinical Commissioning Group of the year at the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards held in London on November 18.
As December draws that little bit closer so does the Christmas cheer, and with all the excitement the more everyday things get lost or forgotten. So before the inevitable coughs, colds and flu really get a grip, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is urging parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure their little ones have their flu nasal vaccination as soon as possible to ensure they are protected for the winter months.
Local groups and organisations that make a difference by reducing health inequalities in their community are being urged to enter Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Equality Awards 2016.
The awards are for people who are involved in projects taking place in diverse and vulnerable communities, which ensure people or groups are treated fairly and equally.