In September 2021, planning permission was granted to go ahead with a new state-of-the-art Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on our Children’s Health Campus.
The new unit will feature 18 individual family rooms for parents to call home and be alongside their new-borns whilst being cared for.
The unit will address a shared concern between Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey, that babies who need specialist surgery currently have to be transferred to Alder Hey to get the specialist surgical care they need. They are then transferred back to Liverpool Women’s Hospital to continue their specialist neonatal care.
Specialist neonatal care
Specialist neonatal staff from Liverpool Women’s Hospital will work alongside Alder Hey at the new NICU ensuring that babies do not need to be transferred back and forth between the two hospitals.
A dedicated surgical NICU will provide the safest environment possible for our youngest patients and their families at Alder Hey and will further complement the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership between the two hospital sites.
We will also be able to reduce the number of unnecessary and sometimes risky transfers of babies between Alder Hey and other hospitals, significantly improving the experience of patients and families.
On the ground floor of the new building, below the new NICU, will be a new Emergency Decisions Unit (EDU), Paediatric Admission Unit (PAU) and Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC).
Surgical Neonatal Appeal
In 2021, Jamie Carragher helped to launch our Charity’s Neonatal Appeal to help raise up to £3m for the new unit. To find out more please go to our Charity’s website page.