The President of The Royal College of Surgeons, Professor Neil Mortensen, and Vice President, Mr Tim Mitchell, discovered more about Liverpool University Hospitals’ complex surgical work in a recent visit.
A number of consultants from Aintree University Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital spent time highlighting the impressive work we’re doing across the Trust.
While at the Royal they discussed our new robotics programme in pancreatic surgery, the developments and challenges in centralising complex and cancer surgery as well as surgical training in Liverpool.
The Royal College of Surgeons’ team then took a tour of the Royal to find out more about the new wards and how they work for patients, the new theatre spaces and patient recovery areas.
The following day they spent time at Aintree with a presentation reflecting on the 10 years as a Major Trauma Unit, the regional delivery of Maxillofacial services and the LiVES vascular service. The RCS team then spent time taking to staff in the Major Trauma Ward, ED – Resus, Maxillofacial lab and the Elective Care Centre.
Professor Neil Mortensen, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, said: “It has been an honour and a pleasure to visit Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in person after a virtual visit in November 2021. The wait to move into the Royal has been worth all the problems and difficulties along the way. The building and clinical areas look stunning, and the specialist surgical teams are very special.
“On the Aintree site another group of outstanding surgeons are pushing the limits of trauma, head and neck, vascular, and emergency general surgery. All these brilliant people are collaborating to improve elective and emergency provision for the patients of Liverpool, Merseyside and beyond.”