About Us


The hospital provides general acute health care to 330,000 residents in North Merseyside and surrounding areas. It also works with partners to provide a range of services in community settings including rheumatology, ophthalmology an alcohol services.

The hospital has a large A&E department, which in 2012 will undergo a £20m refurbishment along with some of the hospital’s other urgent care departments.

Aintree is a teaching hospital of the University of Liverpool and a tertiary centre providing specialist services to around 1.5m residents in Merseyside, Cheshire, South Lancashire and North Wales.

Our tertiary services include Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Maxillofacial and Liver Surgery.

The population served by Aintree includes some of the most socially deprived communities in the country, with high levels of illness. Merseyside has some of the worst rates for heart disease and cancer in the UK. In 2010/11 Aintree had:

  • 71,722 inpatient and day surgery cases
  • 316,283 outpatient cases
  • 87,508 Accident and Emergency Department attendances

The University of Liverpool School of Clinical Sciences has a major presence at Aintree. A number of Professorial Units within the divisions of Infection and Immunity, Metabolic Medicine and Surgery and Oncology are situated exclusively at the hospital.

Aintree is a recognised centre for multidisciplinary health research and enjoys close collaboration with the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University, Liverpool John Moores University and other NHS Trusts.

Aintree is one of the largest employers locally, with more than 4,000 whole time equivalent staff and has significant recognition for its support for staff through its policies, initiatives and partnership working approach. 

The Trust gained Foundation Trust (FT) status in 2006 and has over 13,000 public and staff members. It was one of the first hospitals in Merseyside to gain FT status and benefits from an active Governor body.
Our Annual Review contains further details about our organisation. You can also view our performance pages for further information.

Awards & Accreditations

  • UK IT Industry Awards 2012 Finalist
  • Investors in People
  • Student Nursing Times Awards 2013 Finalist