Arrowe Park Hospital

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Arrowe Park Hospital
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Main Entrance at Arrowe Park Hospital in 2013
Arrowe Park Hospital is located in Merseyside
Arrowe Park Hospital
Shown in Merseyside
LocationArrowe Park Road, Upton, Wirral. Merseyside CH49 5PE, United Kingdom
Coordinates53°22′12″N 3°05′46″W / 53.369876°N 3.095984°W / 53.369876; -3.095984Coordinates: 53°22′12″N 3°05′46″W / 53.369876°N 3.095984°W / 53.369876; -3.095984
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeAcute/Teaching
Affiliated universityUniversity of Liverpool School of Medicine
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency;
ListsHospitals in the United Kingdom

Arrowe Park Hospital is a large, acute hospital, located on a 15-acre (6.1 ha) section of Arrowe Park, close to the village of Upton, Wirral, Merseyside. It is one of three hospitals managed by Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,[1] the others being Clatterbridge Hospital and Wirral Women and Children's Hospital which is also based on the Arrowe Park site.


Planning for Arrowe Park Hospital began in the 1960s, although building did not start until the late 1970s.[2] The facility was built to replace Birkenhead General Hospital in Birkenhead, Highfield Maternity Hospital in Wallasey, St Catherine's Hospital in Birkenhead and Leasowe Hospital in Leasowe and Victoria Central Hospital in Wallasey. The hospital was officially opened by the Queen on 4 May 1982.[3]

In March 2011, following remodelling work at a cost of £11.5 million, the maternity and gynaecology unit was renamed Wirral Women and Children's Hospital.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Arrowe Park Hospital". Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  2. ^ "BBC Domesday Reloaded Arrowe Park Hospital, Irby". Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  3. ^ "Royal seal of approval sparks 33 years of fundraising for Wirral hospital volunteers". Wirral Globe. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ Manning, Craig (2009-07-20). "Tranmere manager Barnes opens Arrowe Park Hospital's new children's department". Wirral Globe. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  5. ^ "Heart Wirral Radio 97.1 Countess of Wessex opens new hospital". Retrieved 2013-02-28.

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