Alder Hey is one of the largest specialist healthcare providers in Western Europe.
Our hospital has a national and international reputation as a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease.
We recently became the first UK Centre of Excellence for childhood Lupus.
Alder Hey is a Department of Health Designated Centre for head and face surgery.
We provide a range of 20 specialist services for a local population of 7.6 million.
Every year we treat approximately 200,000 children and young people – 30,000 as inpatients.
Our paediatric A&E is the biggest in the UK, treating 60,000 children each year.
The majority of our services are provided at our West Derby site while 600 clinics are held across the North West, North Wales, Shropshire and the Isle of Man.
In 2009 we were rated double excellent by the independent Care Quality Commission - putting us in the top 1.8% Trusts nationally.
Alder Hey is supported by two independent registered charities – The Alder Hey Imagine Appeal and Ronald McDonald House.
Alder Hey is the first hospital in England to be awarded Investing in Children status. This accreditation is a quality mark for how we engage and work with our children to improve their care and experience during their time in hospital.
We are England’s first public health promoting paediatric hospital accredited by the World Health Organisation.
Alder Hey is leading the field in paediatric health research - the UK Medicines for Children Research Network is hosted at Alder Hey in conjunction with the University of Liverpool.
We have a workforce of approximately 2,600 staff.
We have achieved the Investors in People Bronze Award, highlighting our commitment to learning and development.
Alder Hey is a renowned teaching hospital taking on over 500 medical students and 400 nursing students each year.