Every year we care for over 270,000 children, young people and their families and we lead research into children’s medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. We moved to our new Alder Hey in the Park in early October 2015.
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.
We treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions from our main hospital site in Liverpool and across community sites and clinics throughout the North West.
- 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
- We have Europe’s first intra-operative 3-T MRI scanner which is a pioneering technology for neurosurgery, reducing repeat operations in 90% of cases
- A World Health Organisation accredited Health Promoting Hospital
A bit more about us
Alder Hey Children’s Charity have raised over £22m to support Alder Hey in the Park, funding life-saving medical equipment, research and vital facilities.
The Charity is now fundraising for the second phase of our dedicated research, innovation and education centre, Institute in the Park. The first phase of this building opened in March 2016 and brings together health professionals, researchers and educators with the aim of improving children’s health regionally, nationally and internationally.
Alder Hey Children’s Charity is also fundraising to support Alder Hey’s pioneering food on demand service and for digital enhancements to distract patients and reduce their anxiety.
In 2014, we turned 100 years old and we are proud of our history and innovation in children’s health and wellbeing.
Please be aware – Alder Hey is a no smoking site
Alder Hey in the Park is a no smoking site, that means you can’t smoke anywhere – inside and outside.
If you want to smoke you have to leave the Alder Hey campus completely and go to the public roads. If you do smoke on site you will be asked to stop.
If you are a smoker please prepare yourself in advance for not being able to smoke while you are with us.
Exposure to second hand smoke can have serious health consequences for young patients, families and staff and cigarette butts spoil the environment at our new hospital. We thank all our visitors in advance for not smoking on site.