Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone: 0151 228 4811
Address: Alder Hey Hospital, Eaton Road, West Derby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L12 2AP

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The Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust cares for more than 200,000 children and young people every year. It provides a comprehensive range of specialist and general health services at its main site, Alder Hey in West Derby, Liverpool founded in 1914; and through community sites and external clinic sessions. It is one of the biggest and busiest children’s hospitals in Europe. Its vision is to lead world class healthcare for children and young people by committing to excellence through partnership, research, innovation and learning. Specialist services include a dedicated intensive care unit, burns unit, a bone marrow transplant centre and is a centre of excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal, and brain disease. Child and adolescent mental health services are provided at the hospital and through community outreach programmes, and the Trust is a national centre for head and face surgery, oncology, cardiology, orthopaedics and neurology. General services include an accident and emergency department, which treats 65,000 children every year, 10 state-of-the-art operating theatres and 309 in-patient and day case beds. The Trust provides community and mental health services at more than 40 sites across Merseyside, working closely with primary care trusts and local authorities to set up children’s centres close to people’s homes. This is in addition to more than 800 specialist clinical sessions a year delivered across the North West, North Wales, Shropshire and the Isle of Man. Around 40 per cent of total activity is carried out in a community setting. Alder Hey has a world-class reputation for treating and saving the lives of sick children and a proud history of medical achievement and clinical innovation. As a teaching hospital it is involved in training more than 600 medical students every year and is the national coordinating centre for Medicines for Children research. It has recently announced the formation of the John Lennon Children’s Health Foundation where pioneering research work will be co-ordinated and developed under this ‘umbrella’ organisation. Academics from John Moores, Liverpool and Edge Hill universities will continue to play a major contributory role while a virtual networking facility will draw on the creative ability of individuals, organisations and countries and publish its work.

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Turned way despite severe tachycardia

Was in hospital down south in children's unit and discharged. Told to go back to nearest children's hospital if tachycardic episodes star...

18 July 2014

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