City Hospital, Birmingham

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City Hospital
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
City Hospital, Birmingham - 05.JPG
The Hospital's 'Birmingham Treatment Centre', in September 2013
Location Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 52°29′17″N 1°55′53″W / 52.48806°N 1.93139°W / 52.48806; -1.93139Coordinates: 52°29′17″N 1°55′53″W / 52.48806°N 1.93139°W / 52.48806; -1.93139
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Founded 1887 (1887)
Lists Hospitals in England

City Hospital (formerly Dudley Road Hospital, and still commonly referred to as such) is a major hospital of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust in West Bromwich, England and provides an extensive range of general and specialist hospital services. It is located in the Winson Green area of the west of the city.


The hospital was first built in 1889 as an extension to the Birmingham Union Workhouse (whose building, though derelict, is still extant).[1] It originally comprised a single corridor stretching for a quarter of a mile with nine Nightingale ward blocks radiating from it along its length. The original design was by an architect called W. H. Ward and was designed around a configuration recommended by Florence Nightingale.[2]

It was originally known as the Birmingham Union Infirmary which later changed to the Dudley Road Infirmary before becoming Dudley Road Hospital. One of its notable surgeons, Hamilton Bailey, took the photos for the first edition of his famous textbook while at Dudley road.[3]

The Birmingham Treatment Centre opened on the City Hospital site in November 2005. This diagnosis and treatment centre replaces the existing Outpatient Department.[4]

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  1. ^ "Birmingham Union Workhouse and Infirmary". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Winson Green". William Dargue. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  3. ^ McN., L. (1965). "HAMILTON BAILEY, (1894-1961).". British Journal of Surgery. 52: 241–5. doi:10.1002/bjs.1800520403. PMID 14271082. 
  4. ^ "Birmingham facility marks design step change". Health Estate Journal. February 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2015.