New English Hospital to Cater for Armed Forces

1 April 2009 (Last Updated April 1st, 2009 18:30)

The UK's most technically advanced hospital, with a dedicated wing for the armed forces, has been officially named. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, will be run by Birmingham UBH NHS Foundation Trust, replacing both the existing hospital and Selly Oak Hospital.

The UK's most technically advanced hospital, with a dedicated wing for the armed forces, has been officially named.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, will be run by Birmingham UBH NHS Foundation Trust, replacing both the existing hospital and Selly Oak Hospital.

The military ward will cater for service personnel in single rooms or four bedded bays, some with additional features, said the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The highly staffed ward will include a quiet room for relatives as well as a communal space for military patients to gather. There will also be a dedicated physiotherapy area, said the MoD.

When construction is complete on the hospital it will become the largest single-site development of its kind in the UK.

The hospital is due to open its doors to patients in June 2010.

By staff writer.