Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital makes innovative changes

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust has been implementing many different innovative ideas since the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital was built three years ago. Starting with setting up a fruit and veg stall, to provide a healthy alternative to what was sold in the shops inside, a monthly farmers market followed 18 months later and now orchards and hay meadows are being planted, woodland thinned out and paths put in, while volunteer-led walks are being set up inside and outside the hospital to help the elderly stay mobile throughout the year. 

The site is a great example of how strategically astute management can effect large-scale change to benefit the health and wellbeing of hospital patients, staff and visitors within a hospital environment. Find out more about what the hospital is doing.