Health Campus Development

Health Campus Development

Alder Hey are committed to creating a world class healthcare campus, where all aspects of children's health can be addressed in one, dedicated space. Our campus will be a place we can be proud of not just as Alder Hey, but as a community. Once all work is complete, Alder Hey in the Park will be a beacon of excellence both in the city of Liverpool and around the world.

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Phase One of Springfield Park complete

In 2021, phase one of Springfield Park's redevelopment was complete, with Liverpool City Council formal ownership of approximately 1.8 hectares of enhanced park from Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

We built our new state of the art Alder Hey in the Park Children’s Hospital in 2015, on Springfield Park, which is owned by Liverpool City Council. As part of the Land Exchange Agreement with Liverpool City Council made in 2012, Alder Hey is obligated to return 9.4 hectares of land back to council ownership with phase one of this agreement now complete.

Alder Hey will also be spending £6.2 million on delivering the restored Springfield Park. With phase one now complete phases two and three of this process are now underway meaning that the full 9.4 hectares of park is scheduled to be handed over to Liverpool City Council by 2023.

Alder Hey’s vision is to create a ‘health campus’ on Springfield Park; a place focused on developing the very best health outcomes for children and young people.  This will be an innovative, vibrant and safe place that will include:

  • Alder Hey in the Park children’s hospital.
  • Institute in the Park where alongside with university, industry and other partners, we are developing new medicines and technology to significantly improve health outcomes for children and young people in the future.
  • The Alder Centre; the UK’s only dedicated bereavement centre for child loss
  • Sunflower House; a new 12 bed tier 4 mental health unit alongside the Catkin Building which will deliver wider Community health services.

Below, you can watch a CGI flythrough of how our Health Campus will develop.

Wheels for All - an inclusive cycling and health therapy

The Liverpool Wheels for All project is based at Springfield Park, alongside the world-leading Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.  The scheme is open to everyone and will also provide inclusive and accessible cycling equipment facilities, to make sure that disabled people don’t miss out. Patients at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital will also be able to take advantage of the facilities as part of their rehabilitation through a partnership with the Alder Hey Physiotherapy team.

The project has the backing of Liverpool City Council, as part of their plan for better cycling routes across and their goal of creating a city that is inclusive for everyone.

Sioned Haf Davies, Children's Physiotherapist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust said: “Now more than ever it is important to us all to keep physically active and look after ourselves and our family. Cycling is a great way of keeping fit and healthy and a great social activity for children with learning or physical needs, making it an accessible activity for all. Cycling has many health benefits: for example, improving physical fitness, self-confidence, and physical skills, while also improving mental well-being. The ‘wheels for all’ initiative for accessible cycling is a fantastic initiative at Springfield park for all families to enjoy.”

Find out more about the Wheels for All project in the video below.

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