The Royal Liverpool University Hospital

0151 706 2000 Prescot Street , Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 8XP

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 143 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 700 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 and general surgery are based within the hospital, together with regional and national specialist services in nephrology, renal transplant, renal dialysis, tropical and infectious diseases, ophthalmology, haematology 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.

A new Royal Liverpool University Hospital is being built. It will have all en-suite single bedrooms, a welcoming environment and will be easier to find your way around. 

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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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Quality of service at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital

This hospital is managed by Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

66%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 1173 responses. 6864 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 8138 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 1501 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

79%Patients recommend this hospital. 1146 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

83%staff recommend this hospital for care. 1173 responses. 6864 staff work at this trust.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital


I’ve been having multiple actute glaucoma attacks recently, I have received the most amazing and attentive care I could ask for. The d...

6 November 2018

First visit to The Royal

I was fairly anxious pending my visit to the Gastroenterology Dept but from my first contact with a nurse asking for directions ( I was i...

24 October 2018

Excellent Patient Centred Care

Both as inpatient and outpatient I experience excellent care from the staff at The Royal, whether consultant, reg, nurse, administrator, ...

21 October 2018

My dog is treated better at the vets than the Royal!!!

I am absolutely disgusted with the with the attitudes and misinformation, or should i say NO information given to my partners recent stay...

18 October 2018

Im a drama queen an i know it

I was admitted with an infection in my elbow which had turned nasty - couldnt get an appointment with GP so left it. I was admitted on...

11 October 2018

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Last updated on 18 April 2018.

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