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This page has information about the different hospitals and departments in the Trust. 

There is also information from the Care Quality Commission about the Trust.

The Care Quality Commission inspects and checks on all health and social care services.

The Trust

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust includes the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the biggest and busiest hospital in Merseyside, Broadgreen Hospital and the Liverpool University Dental Hospital.

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

The hospital includes major acute services such as cardiology, respiratory care and general surgery, together with regional and national specialist services in nephrology, renal transplant, renal dialysis, tropical and infectious diseases, ophthalmology, haematology, bone marrow transplant and vascular surgery. It is a leading cancer centre, treating over 20 types of cancer, is the regional centre for 11 types of cancer and a national centre for eye cancer. We have one of the best stroke services in the country.

The hospital works closely with both Liverpool University and John Moores University to provide placements for student doctors, nurses, dentists and allied health professionals. Our aim is to provide quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and development in all disciplines and to continue to be recognised as a centre of excellence in biomedical, clinical and health service research.

Our research and development portfolio is one of the largest portfolios of clinical research in the North West with over 500 clinical research projects covering many disease areas including cancer, gastroenterology, oral health, stroke, ophthalmology, infection and pharmacology. We have the only NIHR biomedical research unit in the UK dedicated to the pancreas.

The new Royal is due to open very soon. It will have all en-suite single bedrooms, a welcoming environment and will be easier to find your way around.

Find out more about the new Royal Hospital here

Find out more about the Royal Liverpool University Hospital Here

Broadgreen Hospital 

Broadgreen Hospital underwent redevelopment in 2006 and included a surgical diagnostic and treatment centre.

This development provided much improved facilities for patients and carers including the latest diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CT scanners, digital imaging and automated pharmacy dispensing.

The hospital is the main location for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust's elective general, urological and orthopaedic surgery, diagnosis and treatment, together with specialist rehabilitation.

It includes a state-of-the-art barn theatre, which forms part of our wider commitment to create a urology diagnostic and treatment centre at Broadgreen Hospital . The theatre has led to changes in working practices with consultants able to run parallel operating tables to ensure optimum use of theatre capacity.

The Broadgreen Treatment Centre separates planned care from unplanned care, which means patients are less likely to have their operations cancelled.

Broadgreen Hospital is the only hospital in the city to have its own radio station. Radio Broadgreen can be found on bedside radio headsets.

The hospital shares the site with the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust and the Broadoak Unit which is part of Mersey Care NHS Trust.

Find out more about Broadgreen Hospital here

Liverpool University Dental Hospital

Part of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, the Dental Hospital caters for a variety of dental health needs and occupies a self-contained modern building next to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It has undergone a series of major refurbishments in recent years which have significantly extended and upgraded its surgeries, teaching clinics and patient areas.

Find out more about the Liverpool University Dental Hospital here

CQC Results

“there was a positive culture throughout the trust. Staff were proud of the work they did and proud of the services they provided.”

Despite the CQC rating the Trust as Requires Improvement overall, we were rated 'Good' for being safe and effective and our caring as 'Outstanding'.

Areas of outstanding practice


Inspectors said our staff treated patients and families with “respect and kindness”, spent time with patients and supported them to manage their emotional response to their treatment. Our community services staff are praised as going the “extra mile”, which even included finding temporary accommodation for people’s pets and the report says “all of the patients and relatives we spoke with praised staff within the service and could not fault the care and treatment they had received.”


The team were praised for supporting wards to directly manage stock, which has led to cost savings.

Enhanced recovery

The surgical enhanced recovery units for high-risk hip fracture and colorectal patients has helped to improve outcomes for these patients, with constant nursing observation.

HIV team

The HIV team worked with a local charity to develop a tool for assessing patients’ pain and fatigue and how this affects their day to day lives – helping patients to access additional pain relief when they needed it.

Community respiratory team

The community respiratory team is made up of an early supported discharge team, hospital at home team and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder management team. This model helped to reduce repeat admissions and length of stay for patients whose condition could be managed at home.

Dental Hospital

Our patients said that staff “go the extra mile and their “care and support exceeds their expectations”. Inspectors said there was a “holistic approach to care and treatment for all people”. Overall it is rated as Outstanding.

Our amazing new hospital

The £335 million New Royal will replace out-of-date buildings with one of the world’s most advanced hospitals.

Every one of 646 inpatients will have their own private room with en-suite facilities. There will be 18 state-of-the-art theatres and 23 wards, including a large clinical research facility.

A comprehensive cancer service based in the hospital will give the people of Liverpool world class care closer to home.

The new hospital, built on a site just a few metres from existing buildings, will bring jobs and investment to the city, drive forward the area’s regeneration, and provide modern healthcare facilities which are second-to-none.

Find out more about the New Royal Here