The economy in the city of
Driving the Economy Through Employment
To provide world class paediatric healthcare to the children and young people of the
As a renowned teaching hospital, Alder Hey also takes on about 550 medical students and 400 nursing students every year. Their contribution to the city’s economy is crucial, with many enjoying
Driving the Economy Through Innovation and Research
Since opening our doors in 1914, Alder Hey has gained a worldwide reputation as pioneers of children’s healthcare. Some of our most amazing and little known innovations and ‘firsts’ include:
· Today’s preferred technique in administering paediatric anaesthesia was pioneered at Alder Hey by Dr Jackson Rees.
· Mr Robert Jones was knighted for advancements made in x-ray and orthopaedic work at Alder Hey.
· First neonatal unit in the
· Penicillin first tested at Alder Hey in 1944 to save a child critically ill with pneumonia.
· Splints and bespoke appliances first made at Alder Hey include the Jones Spinal Frame and the famous Thomas Splint.
· The most commonly encountered congenital heart defect in the
Alder Hey remains committed to remaining a world class centre for children’s research and development at the forefront of paediatric health research. Over the past year, the Trust increased its research income to £3.8million and was a participating centre in 92 clinical research studies.
The UK Medicines for Children’s Research Network is hosted at Alder Hey in conjunction with the
Driving the Economy Through Our Children’s
The Children’s Health Park development will undoubtedly ensure that Merseyside’s most famous hospital continues to be nationally and internationally recognised; for world class research and paediatric healthcare; as an obvious choice for investment and as an attractive, first choice place to train and work.