Building positive relationships with parents and carers is an essential part of the learning process in the hospital.  Parents have often commented that they love the fact that child can continue to learn and not miss out on school.  It is therefore really helpful when families encourage their child to spend some time studying during their time in hospital.

Parents and carers are welcome to stay for the lesson or take the opportunity to have a break.

If you would like to make a self-referral request for James Brindley Academy Hospitals Education Support for a young person at Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, Solihull Hospital or the Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, please scan the QR code in order to make a self-referral or speak to a member of ward staff.

Once we have received your request it may take up to three working days to process.

You are eligible for education support if you are:

  • Between the ages of 3-19
  • An inpatient in hospital for more than 3 days (ages 3-16) or 5 days (ages 16-19)

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Please take a minute to give us some feedback on how we're doing by completing our online Parent/Carer survey: