The Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Telephone: 0151 706 2000
Address: Prescot Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 8XP

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 155 ratings for this hospital


Royal Liverpool University Hospital

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is the biggest and busiest hospital in Merseyside. It is part of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

It currently has over 40 wards, more than 750 beds (excluding day case and dialysis beds) and has the main accident and emergency department for the city of Liverpool, the largest of its kind in the country, capable of dealing with major trauma and life threatening illness.

The major acute services such as cardiology, respiratory care, general surgery and urology are based within the hospital, together with regional and national specialist services in nephrology, renal transplant, renal dialysis, tropical and infectious diseases, ophthalmology, haematology, bone marrow transplant and vascular surgery. It is a leading cancer centre, treating over 20 types of cancer, is the regional centre for 11 types of cancer and a national centre for eye cancer. We have one of the best stroke services in the country.

The hospital works closely with both Liverpool University and John Moores University to provide placements for student doctors, nurses, dentists and allied health professionals. Our aim is to provide quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and development in all disciplines and to continue to be recognised as a centre of excellence in biomedical, clinical and health service research.

Our research and development portfolio is one of the largest portfolios of clinical research in the North West with over 500 clinical research projects covering many disease areas including cancer, gastroenterology, oral health, stroke, ophthalmology, infection and pharmacology. We have the only NIHR biomedical research unit in the UK dedicated to the pancreas.

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The Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Tel: 0151 706 2000   Fax: 0151 706 5806

Address: Prescot Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 8XP


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Latest reviews of this hospital

outstanding care and staff

I was directed to a and e this morning by the out of hours dr. I was greeted by one of the matrons. Seen immediately for triage followe...

17 April 2014

Waiting times at St Pauls Eye Outpatient Department

Another standard +2 hour waiting time. Unacceptable and the worst we ever experience. Every time. For the past 10 years or more.

15 April 2014


cannot fault the hospital for anything but the telephone switchboard is a joke nobody answers for a least 10 min if you are lucky if...

11 April 2014

Care the staff gave to my mother ward 2a

My sister and I would like to thank the wonderful staff on ward 2a at theRoyal Liverpool hospital,for the care and kindness they showed t...

9 April 2014

Amazing doctor

Being honest, from past experiences in the royal I didn't have very much to say about the staff, accommodation or cleanliness. I hadn't h...

7 April 2014

Quality of service at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

46 from 409 responses
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

43 from 584 responses

Care Quality Commission national standards

All standards met
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Number of MRSA cases in last 3 months

3 case(s) in the last three months

Patient survey score for cleanliness

As expected with a score of 9.20

C. difficile infections in last 3 months

Average (0.01 cases per bed in the last three months)

NHS Choices users rating

Responding to patient safety alerts

Good - All alerts signed off where deadline has passed

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Last updated on 10 February 2014.

Information supplied by Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust