Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Type of Trust
NHS hospital trust
Trust Details
Last annual budget £436 million
Chair Richard Samuda
Chief Executive Toby Lewis
Website Sandwell and West Birmingham
Care Quality Commission reports CQC

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest National Health Service teaching Trusts in England and comprises Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, Birmingham City Hospital and Rowley Regis Hospital.

in January 2014 it was reported that the Trust had invested £3 million in creating a new blood sciences laboratory at Sandwell Hospital which processes more than 7,000 samples and produces around 30,000 test results a day. It is designed to fit with the needs of the proposed new Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick.[1]

The Trust was established on 1 April 2002 following approval given by the Secretary of State for Health to amalgamate Sandwell Healthcare NHS Trust and City Hospital NHS Trust.

In July 2014 it was announced that £353 million would be invested in a new 670-bed acute Midland Metropolitan Hospital covering 16 acres in Grove Lane, Smethwick. £100 million will be provided by the Treasury, the remainder privately. Rowley Regis Hospital in the Tory marginal seat of Halesowen and Rowley Regis would have an expanded role in non-acute, community based care.[2]

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  1. ^ "£3m invested in hi-tech blood laboratory at Sandwell Hospital". Express and Star. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Smethwick super hospital on way at last as Chancellor George Osborne agrees to £353m scheme". Express and Star. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.