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We run three hospitals on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital. We are building a new hospital for Liverpool, which is on the same site as the current Royal Hospital. We provide many medical services for many illnesses and also run an accident and emergency service at the Royal Liverpool University hospital.
Who are we?
Our Trust, which was established in 1995, manages three hospitals based on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital. We are the major adult university teaching hospitals trust for Merseyside and Cheshire and our hospitals have often been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs.
We provide general hospital services to the adult population of Liverpool with one of the busiest emergency departments in the North West, where we provide care and treatment for patients who have life threatening injuries and serious illnesses such as strokes and heart attacks. We also provide care for patients with more routine illnesses and injuries, such as fractures.
We also provide a comprehensive range of specialist services to 750,000 people each year within a total catchment population of more than two million people in Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, the Isle of Man and beyond. In the past year, we provided emergency and urgent care for over 245,000 people, over 92,000 of whom were in our emergency department. We cared for over 114,000 day case and inpatients and provided over 600,000 outpatient appointments.
We are a major centre for the diagnosis, treatment, care and research of cancer. We provide a range of cancer services from our renowned Linda McCartney Centre. We are a regional cancer centre for pancreatic, urological, ocular, testicular, anal, and oesophago-gastric cancers, specialist palliative care, specialist radiology and specialist pathology and chemotherapy cancer treatment services. We are a national centre for ocular oncology (eye cancer). We also have excellent local cancer treatment services, including skin, breast and colorectal, head, neck and thyroid and lung cancer. We host a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service, with centres on both of our sites.
The Liverpool University Dental Hospital supports dental teaching and provides specialist dental services and emergency care for the local community.
As one of the largest employers in the city, we employ around 7,600 people and also provide services through outsourcing arrangements. Our annual budget is over £530 million.
You can call the main switchboard for the Trust on 0151 706 2000