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New Royal Liverpool Hospital

We play a significant role in improving Liverpool’s physical, social, and economic health, and the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a vital part of this.

It’s more than bricks and mortar – our new hospital will enable us to fundamentally improve healthcare across all of our hospital sites.

The state-of the-art hospital will be the biggest in the country to provide inpatients with 100% single en-suite bedrooms, improving patient experience, safety and enhanced recovery.


This September, we’re looking forward to opening our new Royal, and providing a safe, healing environment that enhances patient, staff and visitor experience:

  • The new hospital has 640 beds including 40 critical care beds for patients in ICU (intensive care unit) and HDU (high dependency unit)

  • There are 18 standard wards, each with 28 single rooms with en-suite facilities

  • We have 18 state of the art operating theatres, for both inpatient and day-case surgery lists

  • There is a large clinical research facility. This new facility will further place LUHFT as a national and international leader in cutting edge trials and studies, playing a critical role in the development of safer and more effective medicines and treatments

  • There are more areas for patients and families, including a 10th floor 200 seat restaurant facility with panoramic views of the city, outdoor spaces, courtyard gardens and a spiritual area

  • All inpatient bedrooms have a patient entertainment screen with access to TV and radio – which will be expanded so patients can use their own applications to watch content. In addition, the multi faith room will has recording and livestreaming capabilities to stream services direct to patient bedrooms

  • The new hospital design promotes efficiency and accessibility, with physical barriers avoided where possible. Digital signage screens and a wayfinding app will make navigating the site easier

  • Its innovative design maximises natural light - all patient rooms have access to natural daylight and views, with more than half having city-wide views of Liverpool

  • Enhanced digital benefits include self-check-in touch kiosks for outpatients and day-case patients, high-speed Wi-Fi and ‘Distributed Antenna’ system that ensures mobile phone coverage for all major networks

  • It features three link bridges connecting the building to the adjacent Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool, which will enable seriously ill cancer patients to receive rapid access to our care and services

  • A podium entrance, offering vehicle and pedestrian access to short stay drop off points and disabled parking, has been designed to ease congestion.