University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHBFT) is the leading university teaching hospital in the West Midlands. It is one of the most-consistently highest performing trusts in the NHS and has been rated "excellent" for financial management and "excellent" for quality of clinical and non-clinical services by the Healthcare Commission.
The Trust runs two hospitals - the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital - which provide adult services to more than half a million patients every year, from a single outpatient appointment to a heart transplant. The Trust is a regional centre for cancer, trauma, burns and plastics, and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.
The Trust employs around 6,900 staff and is currently building Birmingham's first new acute hospital in 70 years. The £545 million hospital will open its doors to patients in the Summer of 2010.
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