Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is one of
Our primary focus is to deliver the highest quality of care we can, both in terms of clinical safety, effectiveness and the experience our children and young people have whilst in our care. This focus and commitment is strengthened by our excellent performance year on year. Our patient mortality rates continue to be the best in class for all specialist paediatric hospitals in
At Alder Hey we are proud to be a renowned teaching hospital, taking on 550 medical students and 400 nursing students every year. We are also the first hospital in
Throughout its long history Alder Hey has gained a worldwide reputation as pioneers of children’s healthcare. Some of our most amazing and little known innovations and ‘firsts’ include:
· Today’s preferred technique in administering paediatric anaesthesia was pioneered at Alder Hey by Dr Jackson Rees.
· Mr Robert Jones was knighted for advancements made in x-ray and orthopaedic work at Alder Hey.
· First neonatal unit in the
· Penicillin first tested at Alder Hey in 1944 to save a child critically ill with pneumonia.
· Splints and bespoke appliances first made at Alder Hey include the Jones Spinal Frame and the famous Thomas Splint.
· The most commonly encountered congenital heart defect in the
We are dedicated to continue investing in innovation and remaining a world class centre for children’s research and development while developing our services and facilities for our patients and their families. In the past year alone, we have opened a state-of-the-art specialist burn unit, refurbished our outpatient suite and redesigned a much more welcoming entrance to the hospital. Our single biggest innovation was the commissioning of