Children's care unit opens

The intensive care unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital will officially open its £3.6m extension today.

Extension of intensive care unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital opens

Birmingham Children's Hospital is located north of the city centre. Credit: PA

An extension on the intensive care unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital officially opens today after a £3.6million development.

The new intensive care unit is now the biggest in the UK.

With an extra 11 beds, the hospital says it will be able to treat more babies than ever before. Currently, with 20 beds, more than 1,000 critically ill babies are seen every year, providing over 190,000 hours of care.