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Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises funds to support the pioneering work of UK’s busiest children’s hospital. The charity aims to improve the quality of life for not only the 270,000 children and young people we care for each year but through innovations and research, the quality of life for children in hospital wherever they are.
Alder Hey is responsible for the health of more children than any other hospital in the UK and is a recognised centre of excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease. It is the national centre for research into children’s medicine and home of Europe’s first Paediatric Intra-operative MRI scanner – a £3 million project entirely funded by the Barclay Foundation who own Littlewoods.
Alder Hey is embarking on a new and exciting era by building a new hospital in a park. Alder Hey in the Park will be a purpose-built, unique and world class healing environment for children and young people. Building work began in March 2013 with the new Alder Hey set to open its doors in 2015.
The new hospital is being built in Springfield Park, next door to the current site. The new Alder Hey will therefore sit right in the heart of the park, surrounded by green space which can be seen from almost every window. The majority of children will have their own room with en-suite facilities, improving patient and family privacy and dignity. The unique design will also ensure that the majority of bedrooms have park views and patients will have easy access to play areas on and outside their ward. There will also be 16 operating theatres, four for day-case surgery and 12 inpatient theatres.
Along with an iconic design, the new hospital will have leading edge technology, the latest medical equipment and hi-tech educational/entertainment IT. It will also have a new research facility and education centre to ensure Alder Hey leads the next generation of treatments and drugs for children.
The charity really makes a difference to the day to day activity at Alder Hey, and that means thousands of children can benefit every week. We could not continue to do this without your support. Together we can make a difference.
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