Our impact Environment Children’s Heart Appeal The first of its kind in the UK, the theatre allows a range of specialised procedures to be carried out on a patient at the same time. Our Cardiac Unit is one of the largest in the UK. We care for patients with a range of congenital heart defects and cardiac conditions. As a specialist centre, we look after children from across Birmingham, the UK and even Europe. With our cardiac team seeing more than 600 children every year. The new hybrid theatre has been operational for over five years and has helped to dramatically increase our cardiac surgery capacity – resulting in more of our young heart patients receiving life-saving surgery more quickly than ever before.