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About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust consists of Aintree University Hospital, the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital and Liverpool University Dental Hospital. 

We serve a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

Our organisation has an annual turnover of around £1.1bn and a combined workforce of more than 13,000 staff, making it one of the largest employers in the region. It also has a successful Volunteers scheme, with more than 900 volunteers providing support in a variety of roles.

In its most recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission gave our Trust an overall rating of Requires Improvement.

Aintree University Hospital is located in Fazakerley, in the north of the city. Its £35 million Urgent Care and Trauma Centre, which contains the hospital’s Emergency Department, Major Trauma, Critical Care services and Frailty Assessment Unit, was formally opened by the Duke of Cambridge in 2017. The hospital has received a further £52 million investment improving access to services and patient experience

Broadgreen Hospital, which is co-located in south Liverpool with Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is home to a number of elective surgical, diagnostic and treatment services, together with specialist rehabilitation.

Liverpool University Dental Hospital, which is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, is co-located with the Royal. It supports dental teaching and provides emergency care and a range of specialist dental services including restorative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery and medicine and a Consultant-led Dental Sedation Unit.

Our new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, located in the city centre, is one of the biggest in the country to provide inpatients with 100% single en-suite bedrooms, improving patient experience, safety and enhanced recovery. Its High Consequences Infectious Disease (HCID) unit, one of five in England, was critical in the country’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is also a national centre for ocular oncology (eye cancer) and a regional centre for pancreatic, urological, ocular, testicular, anal, and oesophago-gastric cancers, specialist palliative care, specialist radiology and specialist pathology and chemotherapy services.

Our hospitals are founding members of Liverpool Health Partners, which hosts the NIHR North West Coast Clinical Research Network. And we collaborate closely with the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University, Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Chester and other NHS organisations.

The Trust has a membership of more than 20,000 public and staff members. And in January 2020, was nominated for admission to Liverpool City Council’s Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions, the city’s highest civic honour.