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Children and Young People

cyp_pageYoung people are at the very heart of what we do at Alder Hey, and we think it’s important to listen to their opinions about how we’re doing. We often say that we’re inspired by children, so it’s important that we can give them not just a voice, but access to people who make decisions.

Did you know, developers of the new Alder Hey in the Park based their final building design on 15 year old Eleanor Brogan’s drawing of a flower?

childrenyoungpeopleHow our Children and Young People’s Design Group contributed to Alder Hey in the Park

Children and young people were involved throughout the design and build of Alder Hey in the Park. As part of this process, artists ‘More than Minutes’ worked with the group at their regular Saturday meetings which were documented using a technique called ‘visual minuting’.

The result is a stunning ‘design comic’ which you can download here (19MB)

Alder Hey’s Children and Young People’s Forum

The Forum is a group of young people who care about Alder Hey, and a lot of them have been patients here. They meet once every six weeks for workshops, and to talk about hospital issues. It’s their opportunity to represent the many thousands of young people who use Alder Hey and be included in the hospital’s decision making process. The Forum have access to key members of staff and are able to ask questions, put forward ideas and give their opinions.

Would your child be interested in joining the Forum?

We’re always looking for more members. It’s free to join, and it’s a great opportunity to get involved with the hospital and make new friends. A lot of our members have been a part of the Forum for several years!

If you’d like more information, please contact julie.sellers@alderhey.nhs.uk or call 0151 252 5316.

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