Due to the unprecedented demand on the NHS during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, from Thursday 2 April 2020 the chemotherapy and supportive treatment unit at Good Hope Hospital, will be temporarily closed.
All patients have been risk assessed and will be asked to receive their treatment at Solihull Hospital, until further notice.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is also having to suspend its Car-T cell therapy programme until further notice.
A University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson said: “We have had to fundamentally and quickly redesign a number of our hospital services to manage the COVID-19 patients we are treating locally. This has led to the immediate redeployment of our staff to areas of most need and ensure that our clinical expertise is provided in the most appropriate setting. We would like to thank the local community for their co-operation at this extremely challenging time.”