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A&E at Alder Hey

The respiratory team provides care for children with complex respiratory conditions across the North West and North Wales and care for the children of Liverpool with any respiratory condition.

We are a multidisciplinary team running 28 different specialised clinics with 6000 attendances each year. We have 600 inpatients admitted under our care each year and are involved with another 750 on a shared care basis working closely with other teams in the hospital.

The Respiratory Unit Research Group is linked to the Institute of Child Health, University of Liverpool and Local Research Networks and is one of the largest and most active research departments in the trust.

What do we do?

The main conditions we cover include:

  • Asthma link to asthma sub page
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Chronic lung disease of prematurity link to CLD sub page (yet to be completed)
  • Complex respiratory disorders
  • Cystic fibrosis link to CF sub page
  • Immunodeficiency disorders
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Respiratory complications of neuro-respiratory disorders
  • Sleep related disordered breathing link to sleep sub page (yet to be completed)
  • Trachea-oesophageal fistula


Special Investigations:

  • Regional Bronchoscopy service link to bronchoscopy sub page (yet to be completed)
  • Overnight oxygen saturation studies
  • Sleep studies
  • Pulmonary function testing link to PFT sub page(yet to be completed)
  • Nasal brushings

Your comments and experiences

  • I cannot thank enough all the staff first on Ward 1C yellow,than on Ward 3A greend. My son on history first day of life was transfered here from Chester,with meconium ileus, which ,as we have a daughter with cystic fibrosis,was a strong indicator for a cf presence in our son.this was the case indeed.our little boy had to have a stoma,spend 4 weeks on Ward 1C,and 2 months later had another operation to reverse the stoma.All the time he/we were looked after by the nurses,assistants, the respiratory teamlead by Prof. Southern,and his team of dieticians Ruth and her colleagues, and the physio Adam,not to forget the surgeon Dr. Lament who with his team brilliantly did the op and saved our son life.
    The care has been great.All the nurses that despite being very busy but always find the time to talk to you if you need it,even making cup of tea or toast-they work 12 hours shift ,yet they are never grumpy and always happy to help.You are the best hospital and superb staff.We want to thank you from the bottom of our Hart xxxxx

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