Alder Hey International Healthcare

Alder Hey International Healthcare


Welcome to Alder Hey, one of the leading children’s healthcare providers in Western Europe.

Located in the historic city of Liverpool, we have a national and international reputation for Outstanding care and are one of only a small number of NHS Trusts in the United Kingdom to provide a comprehensive range of specialist services exclusively for children and young people.

To us, every child is an individual. As well as providing them with the very best care, we aim to help them feel happy, safe and confident as they play, learn and grow. We care for their families as well as for them, and our commitment extends beyond medicine and surgery into supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Above everything, children and young people stand at the heart of all we do, driving us to deliver the best care than we can, every time, and to develop new thinking that will change lives for generations to come.

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International 2nd Opinion Service
Telehealth Service
Serious about Innovation
Digitally Advanced
Leaders in Research
Developing the next generation
Our Specialties
What you can expect
Liverpool and North West

About Alder Hey

Ranked in the Top Ten of Newsweek’s World’s Best Specialised Hospitals 2022 (Paediatrics), Alder Hey Children’s Hospital cares for over 330,000 children, young people and their families every year.

As one of Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospitals, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.

Our state-of-the-art hospital and research, innovation and education centre bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families.

We know that a children’s hospital is different and that our job is more than just treating an illness. To us, every child is an individual. As well as giving them the very best care, we set out to make them feel happy, safe and confident as they play, learn and grow. At Alder Hey we are here to look after a child and their family.

Alder Hey has a thriving research portfolio and leads research into children’s medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. We contribute to public health, lead cutting-edge research and teach the next generation of children’s specialists.

For over 100 years, Alder Hey has been providing innovative high-quality care for children and young people.

Alder Hey Can Offer...

Alder Hey is looking to develop collaborative partnerships where our partners will gain access to the latest innovative approaches to specialist paediatric healthcare within the NHS, the world’s largest integrated healthcare system. Our expert teams can share their clinical and operational experience with you to support the development and delivery of child and family centric services that are clinically and cost effective.

We believe our proficient and well established   Integrated Healthcare Model aligns with the vision if international organisation  and can support the provision world class healthcare based on patient centred care and achieve its strategic national goals. 

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation can offer:

  • International Telehealth Service (Supporting Primary and Acute Healthcare) 
  • Healthcare Management Consultancy
  • Award Winning Design and Infrastructure Consultancy
  • Clinical Innovation Partnerships & Investment
  • Digital & Data - Alder Hey were awarded Level 7 EMRAM (the highest level attainable) from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in November 21.
  • Collaborative Research Studies
  • Education & Training – Alder Hey Academy - Developing the next generation of paediatric healthcare professionals
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • International Patients – Complex patient referrals

In Alder Hey, you will find a partner with world-leading expertise in the field of paediatric healthcare who understands that the true nature of partnership is to work collaboratively. We will listen to you and seek to understand your own needs so that, together, we can develop a solution that is the perfect fit.

We are…


  • A Centre of Excellence for cancer, as well as spinal, heart and brain conditions
  • The regional cardiac surgical centre, leading on developing the cardiac network regionally in order to provide seamless pathways of care for children with congenital heart problems.
  • A Department of Health Centre for Head and Face Surgery
  • A Centre of Excellence for Muscular Dystrophy and the first UK Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus
  • One of four national centres for childhood epilepsy surgery, a joint service with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  • A designated children’s Major Trauma Centre
  • A World Health Organisation accredited health promoting hospital

We have...

  • Europe’s first intra-operative 3-T MRI scanner in a paediatric setting. This is a pioneering technology for neurosurgery, reducing repeat operations in 90% of cases
  • A new hybrid operating theatre which is the first in the country suitable for operating on children from different specialties including heart, brain or spinal surgery
  • A unique dedicated Innovation centre which houses the expert team with a combination of commercial, technical and clinical expertise, working together to advance child health in collaboration with industry, investors and academia. Our teams’ exceptional skills and experiences in different disciplines including artificial intelligence, intellectual property, software design & prototyping puts us ahead of our peers in the health sector.

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