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Date: 29 May 2023

Time: 03:46

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

‘Acci’ reunion marks 21st anniversary

Story posted/last updated: 08 September 2014

All staff at the former Birmingham Accident Hospital are being invited to a special reunion to celebrate the vital role it played in the care of the city's population.

The ‘Acci’, as it was commonly known, closed 21 years ago in 1993, with its trauma services eventually being transferred to Selly Oak Hospital and, in turn, to the QEHB in June 2010.

Professor Sir Keith Porter, Professor of Clinical Traumatology at QEHB, is organising the 21st anniversary reunion, which takes place at Rowheath Pavilion in Bournville on Sunday 19 October between 14:00 and 18:00.

He was jointly appointed at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital in 1986.

Prof Porter said: "As it is 21 years since the ‘Acci’ closed we thought it timely to have a reunion, so I hope that current and former colleagues will spread the word to anyone who was involved with the hospital.

"The Accident Hospital was a world leader and has been the forerunner of the trauma services that we now have here at QEHB, so I look forward to seeing as many people as possible on what should be a very memorable day."

People attending the event, which will include a cake and celebratory speeches, are urged to bring any photographs or memorabilia along with them.

A CD of the day will be made, so it is hoped to conduct some informal interviews on the day to record memories from the Accident Hospital.

There will be a nominal charge of £5 to cover the cost of administration, catering and the cake. Tickets for the event are available from Prof Sir Keith Porter, with cheques made payable to the Academic Department of Clinical Traumatology.They should be sent to Room 24H, East Wing, 6th Floor, Nuffield House, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, B15 2TH.

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