Sandwell General Hospital

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Sandwell General Hospital
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Sandwell General Hospital - 2016-08-16 - Andy Mabbett.jpg
Sandwell General Hospital's main block, August 2016
Location Sandwell, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 52°31′40″N 1°59′20″W / 52.5277°N 1.9889°W / 52.5277; -1.9889Coordinates: 52°31′40″N 1°59′20″W / 52.5277°N 1.9889°W / 52.5277; -1.9889
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Founded 1884 (1884)
Lists Hospitals in England

Sandwell General Hospital is an acute teaching 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.


The hospital started as an infirmary which was added to the West Bromwich union workhouse in 1884. Improvements were begun in 1925, when the infirmary then became a separate institution named Hallam Hospital.[1] After the creation of the NHS and rebuilding in the 1970s, the hospital was renamed Sandwell General Hospital.[2]

A new £18m Emergency Services Centre opened on the Sandwell General Hospital campus in April 2005. This facility replaced the old A&E department destroyed by the largest fire in National Health Service history. It incorporates a comprehensive A&E facility, Emergency Assessment Unit and Cardiac Care Unit. The model of care has been developed with primary care to provide a fully integrated service.[3]

Emergency coronary care was transferred from the hospital to City Hospital, Birmingham in 2015.[4]

A major rebuilding project is planned involving a new 670-bed hospital with 15 operating theatres - the Midland Metropolitan Hospital, in Smethwick.[5]


The hospital's All Saints Way frontage, seen in 2009

Sandwell General Hospital provides a comprehensive range of medical and nursing services including general medicine, surgery, urology, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, rheumatology, interventional cardiology (including percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction since 2005) and paediatrics.[6]

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  1. ^ "Sandwell General Hospital (Sandwell Healthcare NHS Trust), West Bromwich". National Archives. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Timeline History of West Bromwich". Visitor UK. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Emergency services centre opens in Sandwell". Planning Resource. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bosses defend Sandwell heart centre move". Express and Star. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Midland Metropolitan Hospital approved for Smethwick site". Birmingham Mail. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Services". Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals. Retrieved 1 December 2015.