International Patients

Why Birmingham?

Cutting Edge Facilities

Birmingham is situated in the centre of England and is the UK’s second city. As such, it is a highly accessible location, with high speed trains from London taking just over an hour and twenty minutes into Birmingham’s New Street station. Getting to and from the North is easy too – Manchester can be reached by train in under one and a half hours. Coming into the New Street station is a treat in itself, Grand Central, which sits above it, harbours an impressive collection of shops and restaurants and is of architectural interest.

For domestic and international travellers, Birmingham International Airport provides easy access to the city and connects Birmingham with the rest of the UK, Europe and the world… New York, Sydney, Shanghai, Singapore, Johannesburg, Dubai…and beyond.

Birmingham has five teaching hospitals within the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). It is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England and home to a multitude of cutting edge facilities. As such, Birmingham attracts the highest calibre of health care professionals and the curious pioneers who are improving our tomorrows.

The culture of Birmingham cannot be overlooked, it really is unique. Rich, diverse, innovative and energetic, Birmingham has a proud history, modern architecture, green space and a network of waterways.

Offering some of the UK’s best shopping experiences, Birmingham’s infamous Bull Ring is home to Selfridges and international designer brands, whilst just a stone’s throw away, visitors can experience the historic Rag Market and develop a sense of Birmingham’s heritage.


Your recovery in Birmingham

Birmingham has all of the key ingredients to make your recovery both comfortable and practical. As well as being well connected, Birmingham is renowned for its greenery and open spaces, its parks and its waterways. The soothing environment the city offers will allow you to recover at your own pace where you will be able to do as much or as little as you wish.

If you are travelling to Birmingham for treatment and are doing so with friends or family, there are many different options of places for you and them to stay. From luxurious hotels, to modern apartments and from intimate spaces to homely abodes, there is a great array of accommodation choice to suit individual needs and aspirations.

You will also find the cost of staying in Birmingham attractive. Whilst it is the UK’s second city, it costs a lot less to stay here than in London. So with its clean air, facilities, connections and with many options at your disposal, Birmingham is a really is a good place to be when you are thinking about how and where you will recuperate.

Birmingham plays host to international sports events, welcomes world-class entertainment acts and has a thriving art scene. The 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Birmingham 2022, is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that is scheduled to be held in Birmingham in 2022.

You will eat well in Birmingham, from established Michelin starred restaurants to new and creative street food treats, the city has something for every palette.

Birmingham is a very green city. It is cited that its one million trees were an inspirational force in JRR Tolkien’s creation of the Lord of the Rings. The city is now taking a lead in a global initiative to encourage cities to plant more trees.

There is much to keep you entertained in Birmingham but other attractions can be found close by. Fans of Shakespeare may wish to visit Stratford upon Avon, home to the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s birthplace. Seventeenth century Warwick Castle will also appeal to historians and can be visited for the day or, for a more immersive experience, overnight in the riverside Knight’s Village.

Chocolate lovers will appreciate an insight into the infamous purple wrapped chocolate at Cadbury’s World. Whilst animal lovers have a host of options with Sea Life Centre Birmingham, Dudley Zoo, Birmingham’s Wildlife Conservation Park and West Midlands Safari Park all of which are within easy reach of the city.

Perhaps quicker to have said why not Birmingham?!