Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust

0151 600 1616 Thomas Drive , Liverpool, Merseyside, L14 3PE



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Welcome to LHCH

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital has a clear vision 'to be the best' - delivering outstanding heart and chest care and research.

We provide world class specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8million people spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our community based services, where we offer diagnostic clinics and tests to patients in their local GP practice or Community Health Centre, are now available in GPs across Knowsley for the care of Cardiovascular Disease and COPD and also across Liverpool for Spirometry testing.

Each year we carry out approx. 80,000 outpatient appointments and 13,000 inpatient procedures, as well as another 30,000 community outpatient appointments.

At the forefront of all our services is our commitment to Excellent, Compassionate and Safe care, for every patient, every day.

In July 2019, the Care Quality Commission rated Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital 'Outstanding' for the second time - one of only five NHS providers to have been recognised with the highest rating twice. This follows LHCH being the first specialist trust in the country to receive an Outstanding rating in September 2016. 

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital has also been recognised as the best hospital in the country for overall patient experience, for 9 out of the last 14 years, in the CQC's National Inpatient Survey.

Departments and services

CardiologyA regional tertiary service concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of all heart diseases, including adult congenital heart disease.

Heart Surgery:  The largest stand alone cardiac unit in the country and offer a great width of expertise and specialist skills in heart surgery .

Aortic Surgery:  The thoracic aortic aneurysm team provides complex and comprehensive sub-specialised aortic service.

Thoracic Surgery:  We have one of the largest and busiest lung surgical units in the country.  We provide a complete tertiary service with respect to all types of lung surgery, apart from transplantation.

Respiratory Medicine: The Lung Cancer Service is the largest in the region with over 400 new cases per year.

Community Services:  We are one of the first hospitals in the country to take our expertise out into the local communities for CVD and COPD Servcices.

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Last updated on 12 February 2019.

Last updated on 28 June 2022.

Information supplied by Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust