The Hospitals Served by LCL
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital and University Hospital Aintree are both teaching hospitals of the University of Liverpool and together provide acute adult services to the population of Liverpool. A new hospital is being built on the Royal Liverpool site and will open in 2017 and includes a new building for Liverpool Clinical Laboratories.
The Trusts have approximately 1600 beds in total and provide clinical services in most of the main medical and surgical specialties. Many departments offer a tertiary referral service to a wider population of around 1.5 million in Merseyside, Cheshire, South Lancashire and North Wales and the Isle of Man. Aintree University Hospitals provide specialist clinical services in Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Maxillofacial, ENT and Liver Surgery, all of which have active research interests. The Royal has very close ties with the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences of the University of Liverpool; most clinical academic departments are situated very close to the Royal and we have good working arrangements with colleagues in the Institute of Translational Medicine. The Hospital is a Regional Cancer Centre and has special strengths in medical and surgical gastroenterology, pancreas, breast and endocrine surgery, renal transplantation and nephrology, dermatology, haematology (including bone marrow transplantation), ophthalmology (including a specialist ocular oncology service) and nuclear medicine. Sarcoma diagnosis and treatment services are provided for Merseyside and Cheshire, Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Clinical pathology services for cardiothoracic surgery at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, and for obstetric and gynaecological surgery at the Liverpool Women's Hospital are provided by Liverpool Clinical Laboratories at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Paediatric services are concentrated at the nearby Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital (Alder Hey) NHS Trust and neurological services at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery; these Trusts run their own pathology services but have close working relationships with the departments in Liverpool Clinical Laboratories.