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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Region: West Midlands
Trust: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT
Services provided: Adult Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Mindelsohn Way
B15 2TH

About the Hospital

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national and international population.

It includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic. We also run a number of smaller satellite units, allowing people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis. We also have expertise in premature baby care, bone marrow transplants and thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

Services provided

Adult Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery

Rehabilitation and follow up

Follow up is generally six weeks from discharge. Cardiac rehabilitation is provided locally or arrangements made with the referring hospital.


Cars are allowed to drop off/pick up on the main hospital drive which also provides wheelchair access. Disabled parking is available close to the hopsital building. There is a pay and display car park a short walking distance from the site.

Visiting hours

15:00-17:00 and 18:00-20:00


Tel: 0121 472 1311 x ward 3398

Trust Website:  

Adult Cardiac Surgery

The cardiac surgery ward (Ward 306) is located on level 3 in the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) and theatres are situated on level 2.

The service provides patients with expert medical care for the population of the West Midlands and beyond, providing specialist services such as transplantation and aortic surgery. Clinical research is supported by several active trials.

The group is committed to providing a consistent and evidence-based approach to care supported by the development of integrated care pathways and protocols.


Quality Assurance Survey

This hospital has been part of the Cardiac Centre Quality Assurance Survey, and its latest individual results are shown below. To view additional national data, see the Cardiac Unit and Outcome Data page in the Professionals section.

This unit has reviewed its outcomes for the last quarter.

Cardiac Audit Status regional and national

Each section has a maximum score of 5

This chart was produced on 31 March 2024.

Thoracic Surgery

We are a supra regional centre for thoracic surgery covering the whole range of thoracic surgery and with specialist interest in LVRS surgery, VATS sympathectomy, metastectomy (VATS and open), chest trauma, MDRTB and complex pulmonary infection surgery, chest wall surgery including neoplasia and pectus surgery, surgery of the airways (resectional and palliation including laser ablation and PDT), and VATS lobectomy.


Outcomes Audits

This hospital has been a part of the following outcomes audits, please click on any outcomes audit to see their data:

National Lung Cancer Audit – 2017

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