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We run three hospitals on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital. We are building a new hospital for Liverpool, which is on the same site as the current Royal Hospital. We provide many medical services for many illnesses and also run an accident and emergency service at the Royal Liverpool University hospital.

Who are we?

We are one of the busiest university teaching hospital trusts in North West England. We manage three hospitals based on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital. Our hospitals have often been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs during our long history at the heart of the city. We are currently building a new Royal Liverpool University Hospital next door to the current building. This will provide all en-suite single bedrooms for patients, a much more attractive environment and will be easier to find your way round. We are proud to have been rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission in 2016.

We are the major adult university teaching hospitals for Merseyside and Cheshire; we provide general hospital services to the adult population of Liverpool. We also provide a range of specialist health services, including cancer services for Merseyside, Cheshire and beyond. We are also a centre for clinical research and lead teaching and training in a variety of health professions.

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist services to 750,000 people each year within a total catchment population of more than two million people in Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, the Isle of Man and beyond. In the past year, we cared for over 90,000 people in our emergency department, around 95,000 day case and inpatients and over 587,000 outpatient appointments.

As one of the largest employers in the city, we employ over 6,000 staff as well as staff in outsourced services. Our annual budget is over £500 million. Many of our services are highly regarded both nationally and internationally. These include ophthalmology, pancreatic surgery, gastroenterology, pathology, vascular surgery and interventional radiology. We are a specialist centre for nephrology, renal transplantation, nuclear medicine, haematology, lithotripsy, dermatology, urology and dental services.

We are building a new Royal Liverpool University Hospital on the same site as the existing Royal and Dental hospitals. The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre will also be expanding its services to the site and work has begun on the Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator, cutting-edge research space for the city. The new Royal will transform healthcare in the city and is currently the single biggest regeneration project in Liverpool.

We have the largest emergency department providing care and treatment for patients who have life threatening injuries and serious illnesses such as strokes and heart attacks. We also provide care for patients with more routine illnesses and injuries, such as simple fractures.

We are a major centre for the diagnosis, treatment, care and research of cancer. We provide a range of cancer services from our renowned Linda McCartney Centre. We are a regional cancer centre for pancreatic, urology, haematology, ocular oncology, testicular, anal, oesophago-gastric, specialist palliative care, specialist radiology, and specialist pathology and chemotherapy cancer treatment services. We are a national centre for ocular oncology (eye cancer). We also have excellent local cancer treatment services, including skin, breast and colorectal, head, neck and thyroid and lung cancer. We host a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service, with centres on both of our sites.nurses watching over wardThe Trust’s long-term plan is for the Royal Liverpool University Hospital to focus on emergency and complex care and Broadgreen Hospital on non-emergency care, including specialist services for older people, elective surgical care and dermatology plus a range of outpatient services.

The Liverpool University Dental Hospital supports dental teaching and provides specialist dental services and emergency care for the local community.

As a major teaching hospital trust we have significant relationships with all the universities in Liverpool, but in particular the University of Liverpool’s medical and clinical schools and Liverpool John Moores University, for the training of nurses.

We have the only National Institute for Health Research funded Biomedical Research Unit in the UK, which is dedicated to pancreatic disease, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool. We have a dedicated Clinical Research Facility and we are the host organisation for the North West Coast Comprehensive Research Network. We continue to look at ways to enhance our research and development programme to identify improved treatment and care for our patients and patients across the world