Royal Liverpool University Hospital
|Royal Liverpool University Hospital|
|Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust|
Main Entrance and Emergency Department at RLUH.
|Location||Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP.|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Affiliated university||University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency; Major Trauma Centre|
|Speciality||Regional Major Trauma Centre, Organ Transplantation, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Vascular Surgery, Hepatology, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Orthopaedics, Oncology, Respiratory Medicine, Regional Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit.|
|Founded||1938 as Royal Liverpool United Hospitals; 1978 as Royal Liverpool University Hospital|
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH) is a major teaching and research hospital located in the city of Liverpool, England. Alongside Broadgreen Hospital and Liverpool University Dental Hospital; the hospital belongs to and operates on behalf of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and is associated with the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Together with two other Liverpool hospitals – Aintree University Hospital and The Walton Centre – the Royal Liverpool University Hospital acts as a designated adult major trauma centre for the Merseyside and Cheshire regions. The Royal Liverpool is the largest and busiest hospital in Merseyside and Cheshire, and has the largest emergency department of its kind in the UK.
The landmark £429 million redevelopment of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and its collaborative links with the University of Liverpool and institutes on the Liverpool BioCampus, have given the city of Liverpool recognition as one of the leading UK centres for health research and innovation. The new Royal Liverpool University Hospital is expected to be the largest all single-patient room hospital in the UK on completion in 2017.
The current Royal Liverpool University Hospital opened in 1978 and was designed to replace three other city centre acute hospitals that existed at the time - the Royal Liverpool Infirmary on Brownlow Street, the David Lewis Northern Hospital on Great Howard Street, and the Royal Southern Hospital on Caryl Street. In 1938 the three hospitals, alongside smaller specialist hospitals (including St Paul's Eye Hospital on Old Hall Street) - had administratively merged under the Royal Liverpool United Hospitals group, and it had long been agreed to eventually amalgamate the separate facilities on a central site within close proximity to the University of Liverpool for the purposes of medical education and research. By 1948, the site on which the current Royal now stands (on Prescot Street); was identified for this centralisation as part of the post-war regeneration of Liverpool. However, building on the main hospital did not commence until 1963. The Royal Liverpool University Hospital was designed and constructed by Holford Associates, between 1963 and 1965. Its construction was plagued from the outset by problems of cost, time and quality, together with difficulties over fire certification due to changes in health and safety law whilst building work was ongoing. Eventually, the hospital opened in 1978 and then only under crown immunity; fifteen years after construction began. The hospital was officially opened by Princess Alexandra.
As of February 2014, the hospital is again being redeveloped alongside the current building. Due to open in 2017, it will be the largest all single patient room hospital in the United Kingdom.
In 2007, the Healthcare Commission rated Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust "Good" for 'Quality of Services' and Good for 'Use of Resources'. In 2009, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust was rated "Excellent" for the quality of its services and the quality of its financial management.
Teaching and research
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a major teaching and research hospital for student doctors, nurses, dentists and allied health professionals. The hospital works with the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
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