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Elliott Brown Health & wellbeing
25 May 2021 - Elliott Brown
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Getting vaccinated at Millennium Point

My turn to be vaccinated came around in mid May 2021. I booked both at Millennium Point. And I had my first jab on the 19th May 2021. You go in from the ground floor, and get checked. Lift up to 2nd floor, and get directed to chairs to sit down at. After the jab, you go to another chair to sit and wait 15 minutes before leaving. I'll be back in August 2021.

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Getting vaccinated at Millennium Point





My turn to be vaccinated came around in mid May 2021. I booked both at Millennium Point. And I had my first jab on the 19th May 2021. You go in from the ground floor, and get checked. Lift up to 2nd floor, and get directed to chairs to sit down at. After the jab, you go to another chair to sit and wait 15 minutes before leaving. I'll be back in August 2021.


My experience of going to Millennium Point for my 1st vaccination. When my time came for my age range, the NHS posted me a letter with a link to go to. So I booked both vaccinations for Millennium Point. The first one a few days after the letter came, the second for August 2021.

The text from the GP surgery came a day later, by which time I'd already booked for Millennium Point had had to let them know I wasn't going to the local health centres.

 

My first appointment was on the morning of 19th May 2021. When you get in, you show your reference number and they ask you various questions. You are then directed to the right, then to the lift. Press 2 to go up to the 2nd floor.

Once up, they direct you to a seat to wait to be called. You then get called, same questions again, and the nurse talks to you while injecting the vaccine into your arm.

After this you are directed to another seat, to wait for about 15 minutes, resting after your jab. There maybe side effects within the 24 hours after having it, but should be fine after two days.

Plus you get a card, which you will need to take for the 2nd vaccine appointment. Put it in your wallet or purse.

 

April 2021

Photos below, taken during a walk into Eastside during mid April 2021. Passing Millennium Point. This would be the same route I took going to my vaccine a month later. HS2 works on the right.

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Millennium Point seen on the left from Eastside City Park. Thinktank is due to reopen at the end of May 2021.

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The Millennium Point Covid-19 Vaccination Centre sign from Eastside City Park. I would be back in May.

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That day got the train to and from the City Centre. But you can also get the bus, and walk to Millennium Point.

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May 2021

Leaving Millennium Point towards the Jennens Road exit. I noticed that Six/Eight Kafe was gone, and was now another cafe. This exit takes you past the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, towards Aston University.

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

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Elliott Brown Health & wellbeing
12 Jan 2021 - Elliott Brown
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Kate Goodall Health & wellbeing
11 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall
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Still Fighting for Air - Kings Heath CAN (Clean Air Network)

The team that appeared on BBC2's  Fighting for Air programme, set up the Kings Heath Clean Air Network after the programme aired to continue to fight for improvement to the air quality in the local area. Here is a short video they made to try and capture local resident's views in June 2018.

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YourPlaceYourSpace Health & wellbeing
01 Mar 2018 - YourPlaceYourSpace
Did you know?

No-one should be sleeping rough in this weather!

If you see a rough sleeper or a homeless person out in this weather, then contact Street Link who can help them! Report online on the link below or call: 0300 500 0914.

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YourPlaceYourSpace Health & wellbeing
17 Oct 2017 - YourPlaceYourSpace
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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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