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Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Telephone: 0121 554 3801
Address: City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 7QH
Website: http://www.swbh.nhs.uk/

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 5 ratings for this trust



  • Safe Staffing - July 2014
  • Safe Staffing - August 2014
  • Safe Staffing - June 2014
staff helping patient use diagnostic services

'Caring and compassionate', 'accessible and responsive', 'professional and knowledgeable', 'open and accountable' are the values we aim for at our hospitals. With a Healthcare Commission annual health check rating in 2008 of ‘Good’ for both Quality of Services and Use of Resources, the Trust has a reputation for providing fast, efficient, high quality care with some of the lowest infection rates of any acute hospital in the region. We have a major focus on patient nutrition and hospital cleanliness to improve patients’ experiences. One of the largest Trusts in the region, we provide general hospital services and many specialist services, with A&E at two sites. 92% of surgical procedures are carried out as day case or short stay surgery and an increasing number of hospital clinics are provided in the community, including blood tests at a local supermarket. The Trust also has a large research agenda.

Departments and services

We provide an extensive range of outpatient, inpatient, day case, diagnostic and one stop services, including a wide range of clinics in community facilities outside the main hospitals. You can read about all our services on our website: www.swbh.nhs.uk

Latest news

Safe Staffing - July 2014

Safe Staffing report from July 2014


Associated document

Nurse staffing July 14.docx (.docx, 66.56 KB)

Last updated on 18 September 2014.

Safe Staffing - August 2014

Safe Staffing  - August 2014

Associated document

Nurse staffing August 14.docx (.docx, 1.55 MB)

Last updated on 18 August 2014.

Safe Staffing - June 2014

Safe Staffing report from June 2014


Associated document

Safe_Staffing_June14_v2.xls (.xls, 2.34 MB)

Last updated on 09 July 2014.

Safe Staffing - May 2014

Safe Staffing report from May 2014

Associated document

Safe Staffing - May 2014 (.xls, 2.41 MB)

Last updated on 23 June 2014.

Nurse Staffing - Report

A report to the Trust Board which reviews the safety of staffing, ensuring that appropriate actions are being taken to resolve risks to patient safety which has resulted from gaps in staffing compliments.


Associated document

SWBTB (5-14) 064 (a) - Nurse staffing Update.docx (.docx, 65.31 KB)

Last updated on 15 May 2014.

Nurse Staffing - Cover Sheet

‘Hard Truths – the journey to putting patients first’, DoH, January 2014 is the Government response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry and one of the key actions from their response is to ensure safe staffing and for data about nurse staffing numbers on hospital wards to be was to publish by the end of June 2014 the very latest.



Associated document

SWBTB (5-14) 064 - Nurse Staffing - Cover Sheet.doc (.doc, 57.5 KB)

Last updated on 15 May 2014.

Latest reviews of this trust

Consultant Out Patients Dept. and CT Dept.

My wife and I received outstanding service from the Consultant of the Coronary OPD and also the staff of the CT Dept. They really did go ...

25 June 2015

Thank you Sandwell !

I was admitted to hospital in December and stayed just over 2 weeks on Newton 5 Ward . I was very ill when admitted as were others I saw ...

9 June 2015

Newton 5

I was recently diagnosed with cancer and told that I needed to undergo chemotherapy which would be given on Newton 5 at Sandwell Hospital...

21 May 2015

waiting time for chemo

my last appointment 1st october 2014 was at half ten.i actually got my treatment at 1.30.its such a shame for the staff as it is pharmacy...

15 October 2014

gallbladder removal on Newton 2 excellent service throughout

I had my gall bladder removed on 20th May. I was admitted onto Newton 2. From arrival right through the whole process I received the very...

21 May 2014

Quality of service at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 30 June 2015.

Information supplied by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust