Royal Liverpool University HospitalEdit profile
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a large teaching hospital in Liverpool, England. It is part of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust and is associated with the University of Liverpool. The building was constructed between 1966 and 1978 on a site opposite the old Liverpool Royal Infirmary. It has the largest accident and emergency department of its kind in the country. The Hospital was officially opened by HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent. In 2000, The Linda McCartney Centre, a cancer clinic, had its grand opening at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The main hospital building is earmarked for demolition in 2012 when a £451 million complex is expected to be built on the same site.
In 2007, the Healthcare Commission rated Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust "Good" for 'Quality of Services' and Good for 'Use of Resources'. In 2009, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust was rated "Excellent" for the quality of its services and the quality of its financial management.
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a major teaching hospital for student doctors, nurses, dentists and allied health professionals. The hospital works with the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.
In March 2010, the British Government gave the go ahead for a £451 million redevelopment of the hospital, which will make the hospital one of the most advanced in the North West of England (and the first in the country to have a separate room for every patient). The redevelopment will see the hospital having en-suite patient rooms throughout, a new accident and emergency entrance and a new large hospital garden. Subject to planning approval, the project is expected to start in 2012, with a completion date of 2016. Approximately £328m will be spent on constructing the new hospital, with the rest being used to buy new equipment and demolish the old hospital.