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Carillion Update - July 2017

"The Trust have sought assurances from Carillion who have confirmed that the current financial situation will have no impact on the new Royal. The new Royal, which is set to deliver world class state of the art healthcare, right in the heart of the local community remains on schedule to open in Summer 2018."


The Royal as it stands today has been the origin of many advances in healthcare, ranging from treatments for blindness to vascular disorders, breast cancer to blood disorders. More recently leading to the Royal being designated as the one of the leading centres nationally for research in infectious diseases, the pancreas and first in human studies.

The new state of the art, £335million pound Royal Liverpool University Hospital forms part of Liverpool’s ever changing skyline standing 200ft feet tall with 13 floors.

The new Royal has been specifically designed in conjunction with our clinicians to meet the future health care needs of the population and includes:

  • 646 single bedrooms with en-suites
  • 23 wards
  • 18 state of the art theatres
  • a large clinical research facility
  • 40 bedded Critical Care Unit

The Emergency Department will be one of the biggest in the North West with its own CT scanner and special lifts for patients going straight to the operating theatres. There will be dedicated ambulance only access to the new Emergency Department.

The corridors within the building measure over 4.5km, which is over 4 times the distance between Anfield and Goodison Park and throughout there hospital there will be a total of 4906 doors and 2156 windows.