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Aintree University Hospital is a large teaching hospital in Liverpool serving a population of around 330,000 in North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby.

Our vision is to be a leading provider of the highest quality health care

We became a NHS foundation trust on 1 August 2006 established as a public benefit corporation authorised under the National Health Service Act 2006. Aintree University Hospital is fully compliant with the registration requirements of the Care Quality Commission. Being a foundation trust means that we have more control of how we manage our budgets and shape the services we provide to reflect the needs and priorities of our patients and local community. Our Council of Governors ensures that we listen to the views of our patients and those living locally, our staff and other interested parties so that we can make improvements to our services and the information about these services.

Our common purpose of “getting it right for every patient every time” is central to the quality of the services we deliver and is wholeheartedly supported by our staff.

The local population served by Aintree includes some of the most socially deprived communities in the country, with significantly lower than the England average life expectancy and high levels of morbidity. The population profile is also ageing rapidly with some neighbourhoods having a projected growth of around 45% expected in the over 75s. These factors combine to create significant demand for hospital-based care.

We provide high quality elective and emergency care services to meet the day-to-day needs of our local community. In addition, we also provide high-quality specialist services including major trauma, hyper-acute stroke, complex weight management services, head and neck surgery, upper GI cancer, hepatobiliary and liver and specialist endocrine services.

Number of staff


400 doctors; 1,290 nurses; and 690 allied health professionals

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We also work with our partners to provide a range of services in community settings including diabetes, rheumatology, ophthalmology and alcohol services. Other tertiary services provided by the Trust to a much wider population of around 1.5million in Merseyside, Cheshire, South Lancashire and North Wales include respiratory medicine, rheumatology, maxillofacial and liver surgery.

The Trust is a teaching hospital of both the University of Liverpool and Edge Hill University.

We are proud of our close partnerships with other NHS organisations and Local Authorities.

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