About Us


Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool provides general acute services to a population of 330,000 in North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby and specialist services to a population of 1.5 million across the North West and North Wales.

Employing more than 4,000 staff, Aintree was authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1 August 2006, and has more than 13,000 public and staff members. Since becoming a Foundation Trust more than £100m has been invested in Aintree’s site.

Aintree provides high quality emergency and planned care to meet the needs of the local community. Aintree has dedicated assessment services including an Acute Medicine Unit, Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit, Acute Frailty Unit and a Surgical Assessment Unit. In addition to this, Aintree provides specialist services for Merseyside, Cheshire, South Lancashire and North Wales. These include major trauma, complex obesity care (including bariatric surgery), head and neck surgery, upper GI cancer, hepatobilliary, endocrine services, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, ophthalmology and alcohol services. The Sefton Suite is Aintree’s Private Patient Unit.

Aintree is a recognised centre for multidisciplinary health research and education, and is a founder member of Liverpool Health Partners and a member of the North West Coast Clinical Research Network. Aintree collaborates closely with the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University, Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Chester and other NHS organisations. The hospital hosts the Staff College at Aintree, which supports leadership development for senior NHS staff. The training and education of Aintree’s staff, combined with clinical research, benefits patients by attracting the very best staff.

Aintree is recognised for its support for staff through training, including an award winning apprenticeship programme which has benefitted more than 600 staff, and its engagement and staff development programmes. Aintree has the largest volunteers programme in the NHS, with more than 800 volunteers giving their time to the hospital.​

Awards & Accreditations

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