11 Facts About Alder Hey


Alder Hey Children's Hospital is a children's hospital and NHS foundation trust in West Derby, Liverpool, England.

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Alder Hey had its centenary year in 2014, the last year in which it operated from the buildings on its original site.

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The original Alder Hey buildings were mostly demolished and the land was reclaimed as new parkland for the surrounding community.

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Alder Hey conducts paediatric research into children's medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology.

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Alder Hey conducts more than 100 clinical research studies on an ongoing basis, ranging from observation to clinical trials.

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Alder Hey was a finalist in the Clinical Research Impact category of the 2013 HSJ Awards and in 2014 the innovation team received the Health Service Journal Award for improving health care with technology.

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Alder Hey has numerous notable supporters, including Yoko Ono as Honorary Patron, Steven Gerrard as Appeal Founding Partner and Patrons including:.

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In 2009 charitable support allowed Alder Hey to buy Europe's first 3T intraoperative MRI scanner.

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An international child health development programme led by Alder Hey clinicians focuses on humanitarian work in developing countries.

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In May 2014, Alder Hey was inspected by the Care Quality Commission and was given the overall rating Requires Improvement.

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In June 2015, Alder Hey was re-inspected by the Care Quality Commission and was given the overall rating Good, and was rated Outstanding in the Caring category.

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