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Alder Hey Childrens Hospital

Every year Alder Hey Childrens Holpital care for over 270,000 children, young people and their families and lead research into children’s medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. In 2015 a new purpose built hospital will be opened in the park next door to the current site.

We know that a children’s hospital is different and that our job is more than just treating an illness. At Alder Hey we are here to look after a child and their family and that includes mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

Everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions is treated from the main hospital site in Liverpool and across community sites and clinics throughout the North West.

Alder Hey are…

  • A Centre of Excellence for cancer, as well as spinal, heart and brain conditions
  • A Department of Health Centre for Head and Face Surgery
  • A Centre of Excellence for Muscular Dystrophy and the first UK Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus
  • One of four national centres for childhood epilepsy surgery, a joint service with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  • A designated Children’s Major Trauma Centre
  • Have Europe’s only intra-operative 3-T MRI scanner which is a pioneering technology for neurosurgery, reducing repeat operations in 90% of cases

A bit more about Alder Hey

You may like to read about what to expect when you visit Alder Hey, or about our wide range of services. Or you might like to see what we’re planning for the new Alder Hey in the Park.

We couldn’t do any of this without the help of theAlder Hey Children’s Charity, who raise money to help us buy lifesaving medical equipment and fund research into children’s issues.

In 2014, we will be 100 years old and we are proud of our history and innovation in children’s health and wellbeing. We were the first to:

  • Test penicillin, saving a child from pneumonia in 1944
  • Establish a neonatal unit in the UK
  • Cure the UK’s most commonly encountered congenital heart defect
  • Pioneer various splints and appliances, including the famous Thomas Splint
  • Introduce ‘liquid glass’ to reduce infection
  • Be accredited by the World Health Organisation for public health promotion

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alder Hey Childrens Hospital
Contact Position
Alder Hey

Where to go

Alder Hey Hospital
Eaton Road
West Derby
L12 2AP

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (3-4 years)
Birth (0-2)
Secondary (11-15 years)
Primary (5-10 years)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
 Last updated: 07 Jun 2020