About Alder Hey in the Park
Alder Hey opened a new hospital ‘Alder Hey in the Park’ in 2015. Europe’s first hospital in a park, the new facility provides a purpose-built, unique and world class healing environment for children and young people.
- There are six standard wards with 32 beds.
- 75% of rooms are single-bed occupancy with en-suite facilities.
- The new hospital has 270 beds including 48 critical care beds for patients in ICU, HDU and Burns.
- The new hospital has 16 operating theatres, four for day-case surgery and 12 inpatient theatres.
- There are play areas on every ward. Patients also have easy access to external play areas and gardens.
- There are more areas for parents and families including parent rooms, a 150 seat restaurant facility, gardens and a spiritual area.
- ‘Smart’ IT systems let patients check in and out, provide entertainment systems, track patients through their journey and reduce paper patient records.
- There is a dedicated chef on every floor who prepares fresh evening meals for patients as and when they want them.
- There are views of the park from most windows and every child is able to see green space/nature from their room.
- The new Alder Hey is the most sustainable 24hour hospital ever built and 60% of energy is generated onsite.
About the Institute in the Park – Research at Alder Hey
At Alder Hey, our vision is to improve child health through research, innovation and education.
In March 2016, Alder Hey and the University of Liverpool officially opened the first phase of a dedicated research, education and innovation centre adjacent to Alder Hey’s state-of the art children’s hospital.
Boasting facilities that no other UK or European children’s hospital can offer, the ‘Institute in the Park’ will position Alder Hey as an international leader in childhood research. Practicing an open-innovation approach, the Institute provides a perfect location for academic researchers, healthcare professionals, technology companies, commercial research teams, students and educators to collaborate freely. The facility is already home to over 100 research, clinical and teaching staff, all focused together on improving the care and understanding of children and their health needs.
Alder Hey Children’s Charity is aiming to raise additional funding to expand this facility and make even more lifesaving breakthroughs happen in the fight against childhood diseases.
The ‘Institute in the Park’ is built on a solid foundation; it hosts part of the National Co-ordinating Centre of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), responsible for all children’s research across the country and hosts national centres of excellence in research across many disciplines including childhood infections, respiratory disorders, cancer, neurodisability, international health, musculoskeletal diseases and the UK’s only Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre for children.