ALDER HEY: Chief Exec Louise Shepherd on the huge move
Today marks a new start for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital as its starts it’s move into the brand new multi million pound site. Earlier this year Jay met the Chief Executive of the Hospital Louise Shepherd to talk about why the move was so badly needed and how it will take place.
Alder Hey will be moving into its new hospital, Alder Hey in the Park during a five day move from 2nd to 6th October. The new hospital will bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families.
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provides care for over 275,000 children and young people every year. Alder Hey delivers clinical excellence for all children, for routine illnesses as well as very complex and rare conditions.
One of four stand alone children’s hospitals in the UK, it is a national centre for neuro and craniofacial surgery, a regional centre for burns injuries and a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease. The Trust is one of only four epilepsy surgical centres in the UK and one of only two accredited major trauma centres in the North West. Alder Hey is also a respiratory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) surge centre and is in all options put forward to be a national centre for cardiac surgery under the ‘Safe and Sustainable’ review. It became the first UK Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus in 2010.
Alder Hey is the first accredited Investing in Children hospital in the UK. It has a dedicated patient experience programme which includes the award winning Alder Hey Arts involving music therapy, dance programmes, storytelling and animation projects. It is also one of a few hospitals to have a Children and Young Person’s Forum.