New delivery suite at Halcyon Birthing Unit

New delivery suite at Halcyon Birthing Unit

Midland Met Hospital - reception

Midland Met Hospital - reception

The Lyng Centre for Health and Social Care

The Lyng Centre for Health and Social Care

Midland Met Hospital - atrium

Midland Met Hospital - atrium

Right care right here

Right care right here

Midland Met Hospital - outdoors

Midland Met Hospital - outdoors

Care closer to home

Care closer to home

Midland Met Hospital - outdoors

Midland Met Hospital - outdoors

Sparkhill Primary Care Centre

Sparkhill Primary Care Centre

December 2015 Update

It’s great to see the Right Care Right Here partnership building up a real momentum. Earlier this month we held the Executive meeting and there’s some great work happening, with partners having open and frank conversations around financial challenges, in the spirit of collaborating. All the workstreams are starting to make progress, with individual programme plans being developed. 

This month we’ve also refreshed our Right Care Right Here website, to bring it back up-to-date. If you have any feedback about our new website you can let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a partnership we’ve purposefully set our vision for 2025, because we recognise the new hospital is only one part of our vision. To deliver the sustainable system we’ve all been working towards, we know there’s a lot of work that needs to happen before and beyond the hospital opening.

Midland Met Hospital
Earlier this month we reached a real landmark for local people as the Trust signed the contract for the building of the new Midland Met Hospital, which is the final hurdle.

After over 10 years hard work, it feels like an amazing early Christmas present. There’s no turning back now, and building work will start in January. Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is organising an official stakeholder launch in January to mark 1,000 days to go until the new hospital opens, which will be a great start to a New Year.  

As the Trust has been able to sign the contract some four months earlier than first thought, it means the Midland Met can be handed over in July 2018 and open in October 2018. This is good news for our patients, with their state of the art hospital opening earlier than predicted. 

I'm sure you're also keen to see what the new building looks like; and the developer has produced a virtual 'fly-through' of the hospital on You Tube. The film lasts six minutes, and will give you a real idea of what the hospital will be like.