With innovative architecture and state of the art clinical and data infrastructures, Alder Hey’s new hospital has been recognised as one of the world’s top 100 infrastructure projects and creates an environment where the latest devices can be developed and tested ahead of international roll-out.
Next door to the new hospital is Alder Hey’s new purpose built Institute of Research, Innovation and Education, which brings clinicians, researchers and academics together at the heart of the Alder Hey. We also have an Innovation Hub where clinicians and industry can work can develop technology for healthcare.
With the support of partners, investors and Alder Hey Children’s Charity, plans are in place to expand the Institute of Research, Innovation and Education and develop the new Innovation Hub in the hospital. These facilities will be used to ensure that we drive the best technology and innovation into healthcare to benefit our children and patients across the NHS.
Alder Hey’s original innovation hub, with a mock-up patient bedroom, nurses station and simulated operating theatre, has been used to demonstrate and develop new technology for the new hospital such as telehealth and patient entertainment and therapy systems. It has been used to facilitate 3D printing pilots and for telemedicine pilots.
A new £2m hub is under development in the new hospital with the aim of providing a one stop shop for healthcare technology that will generate revenue for Alder Hey and its partners. It will provide a unique area for industry to work alongside clinicians to create, develop and test new products so that they can be taken to market.
The hub will be available for Trust staff, strategic partners, researchers, university teams and industry to use and will space for:
- Product development and testing
- Display and demonstration facilities
- Simulation exercises