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Birmingham Women’s’ Hospital has a vision to deliver healthcare fit for our patients and fit for the future of healthcare developments.  That vision is VITA

VITA will provide suitable facilities for medical developments as well as to match the expectations of patients.

VITA involves building a brand new clinical block and refurbishing some of the main hospital building, creating an environment that offers more quality, safety, privacy, dignity and choice to women and families is scheduled to be complete by 2018.

It will shape the future of healthcare services for women and families in Birmingham, the West Midlands and even further afield by:

  • Providing a walk-in, one-stop gynaecology service
  • Expanding genetics counselling and testing for the West Midlands
  • Improving patient care environments, providing greater privacy and dignity
  • Increasing maternity capacity from 8,000 to 9,200 births a year.

Project VITA will cost around £70 million.

As part of the project, Birmingham Women’s Hospital is working with other partners on the Edgbaston healthcare campus to find a long term solution for patients, visitors, staff and residents.  BWH already actively supports staff to cycle to work and has increased cycling facilities for staff using this form of transport.  It actively encourages lift-sharing and, wherever possible, facilitates working from home.  Supporting staff to use public transport is integral and the hospital will soon be providing real time public transport information boards and working with other healthcare providers on the campus – and partners across the City – to find a solution to this perennial problem.

Your support

The views of our patients, carers, visitors, local residents and our partners are important to us.   If you have any questions about the project, please contact the project office on 0121 623 6694 or

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