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Alder Hey is open as usual & impact of protests – 15th April 2018

We would like to make people aware of the impact the current protests are having on our patients, staff and services.

Noise from recent protests has unfortunately affected our patients so we would ask that noise levels outside the hospital are kept to a minimum and for example car horns are not sounded. Loud and constant noise such as from car horns affects sleep and raises anxiety levels for our patients especially when recovering from procedures, so please bear them in mind.

For visitors, we have been advised to put additional measures in place so our patients and families are able to access vital services without limitation by others. For example tomorrow, visitors may see more security in the hospital and a more controlled approach to access to certain areas. This will help us maintain a flow to vital services, so please be patient.

However Alder Hey remains fully operational with A&E open for urgent and emergency care. Staff should come to work as usual and patients should attend their appointments as scheduled and we look forward to seeing you at our wonderful hospital.

There will be a hearing at the Court of Appeal which will take place from 10.30am regarding the ongoing Alfie Evans case.  After this further announcements may be made. Please look out for these messages.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

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