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Details: Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham

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Present name

Birmingham Children's Hospital 

Previous name(s)

The Birmingham and Midland Free Hospital for Children; King Edward VII Memorial Children's Hospital (by 1929 - 1970); The Children's Hospital (1971 - 1995)  


Steelhouse Lane Birmingham B4 6NH 

Previous location

Ladywood Middleway
B16 8ET

Foundation Year




Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)


Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

United Birmingham 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

West Midlands 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

West Midlands 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Central Birmingham (Teaching) 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Central Birmingham 

Current Trust

Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust 

Trust From


County (before 1974)


County (1974-1996)

West Midlands 

County (after 1996)

West Middlands 


Pre 1948

Voluntary, Private

Post 1948

NHS, Trust


Pre 1948

Women, Children

Post 1948

OTHER: 1948 - at least 1997 Children.

Other information

Extensions and a new outpatients department were built in 1925. It was approved by the Ministry of Health for treatment of tuberculosis (bone and joint cases) and venereal diseases. There was a tonsil and adenoid detention ward. [1929 Burdett's Hospitals and Charities].

Records can be found at:


  Birmingham: Archives and Heritage Service

Record type

Date range


1860 - 1992



   Admission & Discharge


Clinical & Patients


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