TRANSPLANT patients could soon be at the cutting edge of treatment after plans to build a new national centre of excellence at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was announced.
To mark the start of organ donation week, which runs from September 20 to 26, the University Hospital Birmingham Charity revealed plans for the Birmingham Transplant Centre at the city hospital.
Although the hospital has a very active transplant with world leading surgeon and cutting edge equipment – the charity want to do more for those in need of life changing surgery.
The charity, which also raises funds for Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope Hospitals, says the new centre will allow patients to visit just one area of the hospital, bringing all the specialist care to them, including pre-transplant consultations, additional fitness classes before surgery, patient support groups, and rehabilitation classes after surgery.
It also says the £2million project will be home to world leading surgeons and researchers who are at the forefront of research and technology extending the success of transplantation.
A statement released by UHB Charity said: “It will put Birmingham on the map as a leader in transplantation.
“It is incredibly important to support our patients on this life changing journey and make this transition as easy as possible for them and their families.
“The ability to enhance patient experience by bringing this new centre to Birmingham will enable patients to focus on doing their own part in ensuring they are in the best position possible to make the surgery a success and then focus on their recovery.”
For more, to donate or to become a Friend of the Birmingham Transplant Centre visit https://www.hospitalcharity.org/birminghamtransplantcentre