Alder Hey Childrens Hospital

Alder Hey Children's Hospital is a major national children's hospital and NHS foundation trust located in the suburb of West Derby; in the city of Liverpool, England. It is one of the largest children's hospitals in the United Kingdom and Europe
The hospital was founded in 1914 and is one of the largest children's hospitals in Europe.

During the First World War, the United States Army established Camp Hospital 40 on the site, operated by Hospital Unit Q and, subsequently, Unit W. American sources commonly refer to Alder Hey as being within Liverpool's Knotty Ash area.

The hospital became an NHS hospital trust in 1991. It currently employs about 2,400 staff and treats over 270,000 children from across the UK each year.
The hospital is a centre of excellence for Oncology and Muscular Dystrophy as well as spinal, heart and brain conditions.

Alder Hey was also the first UK Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus
The old hospital closed its doors in Oct 2015 it will then be demolished and turned into parkland..

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