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
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.