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Alder-Hey-in-the-ParkOur Press Office handles all media enquiries relating to the hospital, its staff, patients and their families. All media must be accompanied by a member of the Press Office while on the hospital site, so please contact us to arrange on-site access.

Contact the Press Office

Please email media@alderhey.nhs.uk or call 0151 293 3502.

Media resources – Alder Hey in the Park

Alder Hey spokespeople

We accept requests for an official comment from the hospital or for a spokesperson to talk about a particular patient, condition or treatment. We’ll respond as quickly as possible but please be aware we receive a high volume of requests every week.

Patient condition checks

Condition checks can only be given when the patient’s full name and either address or date of birth is given. This information is necessary for us to identify the patient. Condition checks will only be provided once we have received consent from the family and we’re unable to provide details of injuries, dates of admission/discharge or ward numbers.

Photographs and Interviews

We welcome all appropriate requests to speak to patients and families at the hospital, but media representatives must not access the Alder Hey site without the consent of the Press Office, and must be accompanied by a member of the Press Office whilst on site. Please contact us in advance to coordinate your visit.

Radio City 96.7 broadcast live from Alder Hey for two days in May 2013We’ll arrange all photography or interviews with patients and families, but only if consent is given. Access will also be dependent on the patient’s condition and with the permission of staff involved in that patient’s care. We’re unable to arrange any photography or interviews outside office hours.

Written parental consent must be taken by our team before photographing or filming anyone under the age of 16.

Filming at Alder Hey

Alder Hey has been involved in several TV programmes in recent years and we welcome opportunities to be a part of new projects. If you have a proposal for filming Alder Hey as part of a documentary or series please email media@alderhey.nhs.uk for consideration. Access to resources will only be given once a contract has been signed between Alder Hey and the film company.

If you’d like to film a short promotional film at Alder Hey please email us details, including timings. All crews must provide a copy of their liability insurance and a risk assessment before filming on site. A member of the Press Office will accompany crews while on site to coordinate approaches to families or staff and to ensure appropriate consent is taken.

A location fee may need to be agreed to cover resource for larger projects. Information or filming access for non-medical programmes or TV dramas may only be provided on the agreement a donation is made to our Charity.

Site tours

We welcome visits from journalists, broadcasters and production crews. If you’d like to arrange a tour or visit please contact us. Tours include an opportunity find out more about our exciting Alder Hey in the Park project.

Events

If you’re interested in events taking place at Alder Hey, or if you’d like to arrange an event on site or offer a venue or service please don’t contact the Press Office in the first instance. Please email communications@alderhey.nhs.uk

Freedom of Information Requests

FOI requests aren’t handled by the Press Office – find out more about making a request.

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