Alder Hey in the Park
As a world leader in healthcare and research, we’ve built something amazing – a brand new Alder Hey in the Park, with a design inspired by children.
A hospital built entirely in a park is something new in the treatment and care of children. It’s not just a first for the UK, there’s nothing like it anywhere in Europe. We are moving into our new building from Friday 2nd to Tuesday 6th October – please read this important information.
Here’s how we built Alder Hey in the Park:
Help make Alder Hey in the Park a truly world class, patient-friendly hospital
Alder Hey Children’s Charity provides vital funds to make Alder Hey in the Park a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital – making a crucial difference to the 270,000 patients and families who visit Alder Hey every year.
A gift of £3 a month would fund medical research and innovation, as well as making Alder Hey in the Park a truly child-friendly environment.
Designed through the eyes of a child
We listened carefully to children who shared their own vision for the new hospital and thousands of families took part in one of the NHS’s biggest ever public consultations. In fact, many suggestions like better access to fresh air and nature were made important parts of the plans and it was a drawing by 15-year-old Eleanor Brogan that impressed architects and inspired their final design.
A hospital of the future
Building a new hospital doesn’t happen very often, so this is an exciting project for the north west and beyond. Alder Hey in the Park allows us to use all our research and expertise to give children and families the best possible hospital experience in Europe.
Alder Hey in the Park is inviting, warm, happy, calming and educational, essentially a home-from-home for children who need care. It has spacious wards where patients can enjoy privacy and dignity with plenty of space to accommodate parents. We have vastly improved clinic areas, education and research facilities, new operating theatres and a new Emergency Department.
- 75% of beds are single, en-suite rooms with pull-out beds for parents
- Access to play areas, natural light and striking views of the park are available wherever possible
- Children, young people and teenagers have dedicated areas to play and relax
- Next generation technology improves the way we deliver healthcare – from keeping patient records to dispensing medicines by robot
What we’ll do with the old hospital
We’ll demolish the old hospital, recycling around 95% of the material. We’ll transform the site into new parkland, handing back to the community the green space we ‘borrowed’ for the new Alder Hey.