Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Coordinates: 53°24′40″N 2°55′44″W / 53.411°N 2.929°W / 53.411; -2.929

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Coordinates 53°24′40″N 2°55′44″W / 53.411°N 2.929°W / 53.411; -2.929
Region served Merseyside
NHS region NHS England North
Type NHS Hospital Trust
Budget over £400m[1]
Chair Bill Griffiths
Chief Exec Aidan Kehoe
Number of employees c. 5,600

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust is an NHS Trust in Liverpool. It controls Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital and Liverpool University Dental Hospital.

The trust was formed in April 1995 from the merger of Broadgreen Hospital NHS Trust and Royal Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust. It also contains Liverpool's only hospital radio station. Radio Broadgreen broadcasts live from within the grounds of Broadgreen Hospital to all of its patients.

The trust was the first UK organisation to adopt the Medworxx clinical utilisation management system in November 2011. By January 2012 the proportion of elective patients ready to leave had reduced from 5.4% to 4.6%, while non-electives had reduced from more than 7% to 5.8%.[2] The trust won the National EHealth Insider Award in the category of “Outstanding work in IT-enabled change in healthcare” for their project titled “First UK IT Enabled Hospital Case Management System” in October 2012.[3]

Between 2010 and 2014 the number of doctors employed at the trust has gone up from 633 to 788 (24.5%), while the number of managers is down from 248 to 237 (4.4%).[4]

The trust is engaged in a major building project to replace the present hospital building with a new hospital with 18 theatres, 23 wards and 646 single bedrooms due to open in 2017. It is financed partly by the government and partly by a private finance initiative.[5] The PFI vehicle, The Hospital Company (Liverpool) Ltd will pay interest at a rate of 4.9% on a loan of £180 million to the European Investment Bank and Legal & General. It is owned by Aberdeen Asset Management and Carillion. Carillion was also paid a fee of £10.6 million for arranging the finance and developing the plans for the hospital on top of the £50 million they were paid for building it.[6]

The trust paid an extra £20,000 in June 2012 to former chair Judith Greensmith and an extra £5,000 each to its Non-executive directors to reflect work they did in relation to a foundation trust bid and the major redevelopment. the trust had obtained legal advice from law firm Hill Dickinson, which said the payments would exceed the levels permitted by the National Health Service Act 2006. In May 2015 The trust accepted that it did not have the authority to make these additional payments.[7]

In September 2016, the trust was selected by NHS England as one of twelve Global Digital Exemplars.[8]


Royal Liverpool And Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust A&E performance 2005-18

In March 2018 it was the nineteenth worst performer in A%E in England, with only 60.2% of patients in the main A&E seen within 4 hours. [9]

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  1. ^ Retrieved 15 February 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Royal Liverpool leads on case management". Digital Health. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2015. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Byrning bright". Digital Health. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2015. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "More doctors and fewer managers at Merseyside hospitals, new figures show". Liverpool Echo. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Work starts on new Royal Liverpool University Hospital". BBC News. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Borrowed Ideas" (1404). Private Eye. 30 October 2015. p. 38. 
  7. ^ "Trust ignored legal advice in making extra non-exec payments". Health Service Journal. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "New plans to expand the use of digital technology across the NHS". Department of Health and The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Trusts' A&E performance goes sub 50 per cent as NHS hits new low". Health Service Journal. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.