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In September 2021, planning permission was granted to go ahead with a new state-of-the-art Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the site of Alder Hey. The new unit will feature:
Specialist neonatal staff from Liverpool Women’s Hospital will work alongside Alder Hey at the new NICU, ensuring that babies do not need to be transferred back and forth between the two hospitals.
A dedicated surgical NICU will provide the safest environment possible for our youngest patients and their families at Alder Hey and will further compliment the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership between the two hospital sites. We will also be able to reduce the number of unnecessary and sometimes risky transfers of neonates between Alder Hey and referring centres, significantly improving the experience of patients and families.
On the ground floor of the new building, below new NICU, will be a new EDU, Paediatric Admission Unit and Urgent Treatment Centre.
The facility will cost £19.6m to build, with £3m being provided by Alder Hey Children’s Charity.
Charity funding will provide ‘over and above’ enhancements and equipment for both the clinical space and family areas, elevating it from a facility that provides families with a safe and secure environment for them and their new-borns, to a truly world-class facility that wraps-around families with the most vulnerable babies in the region. To donate go to - https://www.alderheycharity.org/surgical-neonatal-appeal/
The new NICU is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.
Alder Hey Children's Charity