Birmingham Women's Hospital

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Birmingham Women's Hospital
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
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Birmingham Women's Hospital
Birmingham Women's Hospital is located in West Midlands county
Birmingham Women's Hospital
Location in West Midlands
LocationBirmingham, England
Coordinates52°27′12″N 1°56′42″W / 52.4532°N 1.9450°W / 52.4532; -1.9450Coordinates: 52°27′12″N 1°56′42″W / 52.4532°N 1.9450°W / 52.4532; -1.9450
Care systemNHS
Hospital typeSpecialist
SpecialityWomen's hospital
ListsHospitals in England

Birmingham Women's Hospital is a women's hospital located in Birmingham, England. It is managed by Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust.


The first Birmingham maternity hospital was established in 1842 to reduce the number of women and children dying needlessly from puerperal fever and childbirth related infections.[1] The Birmingham and Midland Hospital for Women was established with eight beds at Showell Green in Sparkhill in 1871.[2] It moved to a converted farmhouse on the Stratford Road in 1878, to a purpose-built facility on Showell Green Lane in 1905[2] and then to the current modern facility in Edgbaston in 1968.[3] Work on a new gynaecology unit and expanded maternity unit started in February 2015.[3]

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  1. ^ Savage, Smallwodd (1908). "Birmingham maternity hospital". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b Dargue, William. "A History of Birmingham: Showell Green". Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Birmingham Women's Hospital set for £63 million facelift". Birmingham Post. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2018.

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