QEHB is one of three Major Trauma Centres in the West Midlands, treating the most seriously injured patients from all over the region. The hospital also treats all of Britain’s wounded military personnel, developing new techniques for treating and managing these complex patients.
QEHB is home to the National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (NIHR SRMRC), a national centre for trauma research, taking discoveries from the military frontline to improve outcomes for all patients.
It brings together pioneering advances in surgery and infection by military and civilian scientists and clinicians to deliver excellence in innovation in a complex area of acute care.
Launched in January 2011, the centre will share with the wider NHS the knowledge gained from treating seriously injured military and civilian patients.
The centre harnesses expertise from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), University of Birmingham (UoB) and QEHB and has been funded over five years with a total £15 million investment (£5 million QEHB and UoB; £5 million MoD; £5 million NIHR).