National Express West Midlands support for Sandwell and West Birmingham

National Express West Midlands has launched a community partnership with Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust. 

The bus operator’s West Bromwich garage, which has over 500 employees, selected the Trust as its local community partner and is focusing its charitable efforts on supporting them with events during the course of the year. Staff and drivers are also being encouraged to take part in various fundraising activities to raise much needed funds towards the cost of equipment needed to treat and care for babies and young people in the local area.

John Coulson, National Express West Midlands Master Driver Manager, said:

“We are delighted to launch our partnership with Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital Trust. We are all looking forward to developing the community partnership and seeing how else we can support the charity in delivering their fantastic services for the local community.”

Amanda Winwood, Membership Academy Manager at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust, said: 

“The Trust is very excited by the community partnership with National Express West Bromwich garage to help raise funds for our children's departments across the Trust. We are very much looking forward to being able to provide additional items that will enhance the patient's journey with us. Once again our community consistently demonstrate their willingness to help those in hospital and we are always grateful for their support.”

The Trust, based at Sandwell General Hospital, is dedicated to adding value to the patient experience in Sandwell and West Birmingham. It works in partnership with local stakeholders to raise vital funds for services at City Hospital, Sandwell General Hospital, Rowley Regis Community Hospital and Leasowes Intermediate Care Centre. A new Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick will also be opening in October 2018.  

National Express West Midlands’ West Bromwich garage operate a number of bus routes which serve Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital Trust sites, including the 82, 87 and 89 to City Hospital, the 5, 40, 45 and 46 to Sandwell General Hospital, the 289 to Rowley Regis Community Hospital and the 80, 87 and 89 to Leasowes Intermediate Care Centre.

Published 16th May 2017