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This page has information about the different hospitals and departments in the Trust.
There is also information from the Care Quality Commission about the Trust.
The Care Quality Commission inspects and checks on all health and social care services.
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust includes the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the biggest and busiest hospital in Merseyside, Broadgreen Hospital and the Liverpool University Dental Hospital.
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
The hospital includes major acute services such as cardiology, respiratory care and general surgery, 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.
The new Royal is due to open in 2017. It will have all en-suite single bedrooms, a welcoming environment and will be easier to find your way around.
Broadgreen Hospital underwent redevelopment in 2006 and included a surgical diagnostic and treatment centre.
This development provided much improved facilities for patients and carers including the latest diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CT scanners, digital imaging and automated pharmacy dispensing.
The hospital is the main location for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust's elective general, urological and orthopaedic surgery, diagnosis and treatment, together with specialist rehabilitation.
It includes a state-of-the-art barn theatre, which forms part of our wider commitment to create a urology diagnostic and treatment centre at Broadgreen Hospital . The theatre has led to changes in working practices with consultants able to run parallel operating tables to ensure optimum use of theatre capacity.
The Broadgreen Treatment Centre separates planned care from unplanned care, which means patients are less likely to have their operations cancelled.
Broadgreen Hospital is the only hospital in the city to have its own radio station. Radio Broadgreen can be found on bedside radio headsets.
The hospital shares the site with the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust and the Broadoak Unit which is part of Mersey Care NHS Trust.
Liverpool University Dental Hospital
Part of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, the Dental Hospital caters for a variety of dental health needs and occupies a self-contained modern building next to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
It has undergone a series of major refurbishments in recent years which have significantly extended and upgraded its surgeries, teaching clinics and patient areas.
Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in March 2016, England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust as Good with Outstanding End of Life Care.
The rating highlights that both the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Broadgreen University Hospitals are providing services that are safe, caring, effective and well-led. Inspectors reported that “there was a positive culture throughout the trust. Staff were proud of the work they did and proud of the services they provided.”
The CQC recognised that care and treatment was delivered “by caring, committed, and compassionate staff.” They highlighted that “Staff in all disciplines treated patients and those close to them with dignity and respect.” Particular areas of outstanding practice identified by the CQC include:
End of Life Care: “outstanding” end of life care
The CQC highlighted our “comprehensive” end of life vision and strategy for 2013-2018. It was noted that our vision was to deliver the highest quality healthcare driven by world class research for the health and wellbeing of the population. Inspectors highlighted our well-established and well-staffed palliative care directorate which works closely with other organisations to improve the quality of end of life services in Merseyside. Our new Academic Palliative Care Unit (APCU), which provides a 12-bedded unit for patients who are at the end of life, was also praised.
Inspectors highlighted our collaborative work with local support groups and charities to provide services for sections of the population such as homeless and victims of domestic abuse. The CQC also noted our work and out-reach programme with local schools on the dangers of knife crime.
Critical care guidance that, once approved, would be adopted across both the local and national critical care networks (application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and associated deprivation of liberty safeguards in the critical care setting).
They also found innovative and collaborative working highlighted in the use of enhanced IT systems which are used to monitor and track the most unwell and vulnerable patients. In palliative and end of life care services, the report highlighted numerous stories that demonstrated the compassion, kindness and thoughtfulness of the staff delivering care and treatment.
Our Amazing New Hospital
The £335 million New Royal will replace out-of-date buildings with one of the world’s most advanced hospitals.
Every one of 646 inpatients will have their own private room with en-suite facilities. There will be 18 state-of-the-art theatres and 23 wards, including a large clinical research facility.
A comprehensive cancer service based in the hospital will give the people of Liverpool world class care closer to home.
The new hospital, built on a site just a few metres from existing buildings, will bring jobs and investment to the city, drive forward the area’s regeneration, and provide modern healthcare facilities which are second-to-none.