Welcome to the Best Craniofacial Units in the UK website
. This site is intended to showcase and support the sterling work performed by children’s hospitals in the UK, and in particular that of the Birmingham University Hospital Craniofacial Unit.

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If you would like to know more about the sort of services and care offered by children’s hospitals in the UK, and what a craniofacial unit actually does, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


The Birmingham Craniofacial Unit based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital is one of four nationally designated craniofacial centres. They manage patients with abnormalities of the skull and face.

A multidisciplinary team carries out this complex surgery, led by a plastic surgeon , a neurosurgeon and a maxillofacial surgeon supported by registrars and staff from speech and language therapy, medical genetics, ophthalmology and clinicians from a wide variety of other disciplines.

History of Birmingham University Hospital Craniofacial Unit

The Birmingham Craniofacial Unit is one of the Best Craniofacial Units in the UK. It was established in 1978, and has treated over 500 paediatric and adult cases. The Paediatric unit is based at the Birmingham Children's Hospital, while the adult unit is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Both are located in Birmingham, the West Midlands, United Kingdom.

The hallmark of the Birmingham craniofacial unit is working in partnership with local communities to improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families. This is an exciting and challenging time for the NHS in Birmingham. Partnership is very much the key word.

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This website has nothing to do with the Birmingham Hospital Craniofacial Unit. (click here). For more information on the Birmingham Hospital Craniofacial Unit, please contact them directly at Birmingham Childrens Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NN. You can telephone them on 0121 333 8147.