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Introducing the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

The Birmingham Super Hospital was built on a site in Edgbaston close to the old Queen Elizabeth Hospital from 2006 to 2010 by Balfour Beatty. It was opened in the summer of 2010. Built to replace the old QE and Selly Oak Hospital, it was given the name of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. It is linked to the University of Birmingham. The hospital is part of the UHB NHS Foundation Trust.

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Introducing the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham





The Birmingham Super Hospital was built on a site in Edgbaston close to the old Queen Elizabeth Hospital from 2006 to 2010 by Balfour Beatty. It was opened in the summer of 2010. Built to replace the old QE and Selly Oak Hospital, it was given the name of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. It is linked to the University of Birmingham. The hospital is part of the UHB NHS Foundation Trust.


Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is located in Edgbaston, Birmingham on Mindelsohn Way. The Selly Oak Bypass, known as the Aston Webb Boulevard, along with New Fosse Way and Hospital Way was completed between 2010 to 2011. There is a roundabout nearby called Queen Elizabeth Island.

The nearby Cross City Line includes University Station, which can be used to get to the hospital and the University of Birmingham. As well as the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, the nearby Ariel Aqueduct and railway viaduct are also close by.

Construction of the Birmingham Super Hospital took place by Balfour Beatty between 2006 and 2010. It was named Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, as the Royal title had to be before, and not after, so it could not be called Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The move to the QEHB started in June 2010, and this was completed by November 2011. At the same time, they were moving out of Selly Oak Hospital and the old Queen Elizabeth Hospital (parts of which are now the Medical School of the University of Birmingham).

The hospital is part of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

 

The Birmingham Super Hospital seen during May 2009 while it was still under construction. It had been about 6 months since my brother passed away from cancer, and we were at the old QE, to see an art exhibition. While there, I took these photos of the new hospital from the outside.

 

In December 2009 I saw these views of the Birmingham Super Hospital from Selly Oak Triangle. Near the Sainsbury's car park and the Battery Retail Park. Used to be a B & Q at the retail park at the time.

 

Next up, views taken during June 2010, the month the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was first opened. These views from Selly Oak, over the allotments.  Probably taken from the Harborne Lane Island.

 

Some April 2012 views of the QEHB. First up, a couple of views from the Aston Webb Boulevard (Selly Oak Bypass). Plus a couple of views from around Mindelsohn Way.

 

A couple of February 2013 views of the QEHB near the bus stops. The main entrance to the hospital is to the far right.

 

Some views in later years. This one of the QEHB taken from Mindelsohn Way during December 2017 (on Boxing Day). Many bus routes head around this road, with the bus stops on the right. Today you can get the 76 to Solihull, or the 1A towards Acocks Green. Other bus routes serve the bus stops behind.

 

In December 2017, I saw this view of the QEHB from the footbridge at Selly Oak Station. This was two days after the previous time I saw the hospital. There was some snow in Selly Oak that day.

 

This view taken from the bus stop during March 2018 of the QEHB. Taxi rank on the left, bus stops on the right. Was waiting for a no 76 bus back towards Yardley Wood and Hall Green.

 

Now for some views of the QEHB seen over the years from Beacon Hill at the Lickey Hills Country Park.

The view from May 2013, of the QEHB and the BT Tower.

 

By January 2018, you could see the construction to the right of the QEHB of The Bank Tower 2.

 

A November 2020 Lickey Hills 2nd lockdown walk down Beacon Hill started with the skyline view first. The QEHB, was joined by the completed Bank towers, while The Mercian was shooting up Broad Street.

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown. Can be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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Can you help Kirsty and the West Midlands boobettes?

At the age of 33, Kirsty was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.  Now Kirsty, a very active Boobette and campaigner for the early detection of cancer, is approaching her 40th birthday and is looking to run a fundraising event in the West Midlands.

BirminghamWeAre is calling out to businesses and the community and is looking for help get this off the ground.  Connect with us using the link, and let's give this brave and inpirational lady all the help she deserves. 

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Can you help Kirsty and the West Midlands boobettes?





At the age of 33, Kirsty was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.  Now Kirsty, a very active Boobette and campaigner for the early detection of cancer, is approaching her 40th birthday and is looking to run a fundraising event in the West Midlands.

BirminghamWeAre is calling out to businesses and the community and is looking for help get this off the ground.  Connect with us using the link, and let's give this brave and inpirational lady all the help she deserves. 


This cause is so important to Kirsty. 

 

As she says "I would love some help with this; venue, photo booth, food, entertainment and most importantly prizes that we can raffle off and raise lots of money! The cooler the better!

 

It would be so very much appreciated, and with 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, we need to make sure these women are diagnosed at the earliest stages possible and have the best chance of living a full and amazing life."

Please get in touch and let's make this happen!

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People inspired - Kirsty, a Boobette diagnosed with breast cancer at 33

Kirsty Ward, at the age of 33 was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Almost 7 years on and Kirsty, by sharing her story, wants other people to learn from her mistakes. Breast cancer can hit women and men of all ages.  Self-check!   

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People inspired - Kirsty, a Boobette diagnosed with breast cancer at 33





Kirsty Ward, at the age of 33 was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Almost 7 years on and Kirsty, by sharing her story, wants other people to learn from her mistakes. Breast cancer can hit women and men of all ages.  Self-check!   


Kirsty was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 33. The tumour was 12cm and so advanced that the treatment started within weeks and was intense and severe.

 

 

Kirsty never knew anyone her age could be affected by breast cancer, and she had never been told that self-checking for symptoms of breast cancer was important and something she should have been doing regularly. Had she known this, maybe her diagnosis would have been much sooner and the cancer less advanced than it was.

 

Kirsty found out about CoppaFeel at the end of her treatment, reading an article that the awesome Kris Hallenga had written.

 

 

After going to CoppaFeel HQ, she knew she wanted to be a ‘Boobette’ and to raise awareness of the importance of self checking and knowing the signs and symptoms.

 

Kirsty has been to schools, colleges and businesses, raising awareness of the charity, telling her story and how important it is that people are checking their boobs and their pecs at least one a month!

 

West Midlands Fire Service have put CoppaFeel shower stickers in their changing rooms across all of their stations since Kirsty visited them, which Kirsty says is incredible. "If I help encourage one person to go to their GP if something doesn’t feel right, then I have done my job right, however I am hoping it is much more than that!" says Kirsty.

 

"I was one of the lucky ones and nearing my 40th birthday, I want to do something pretty spectacular for this incredible charity. We rely on donations and as one of the Midlands Boobettes, I am arranging a fundraiser next year."

 

 

 

Let's help Kirsty get this event off the ground!  Use the link to get in touch with us and we'll hook you up.  

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