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About this service 

Aintree's award-winning Audiology department provides a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services for patients with hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems.

In line with the departments mission statement 'to be the centre of choice for hearing, balance and tinnitus services', the team of highly qualified audiologists are dedicated to providing the best possible quality services for patients, demonstrated in a recent patient satisfaction survey that rates satisfaction of services as 9.5 out of 10. 

The department provides comprehensive hearing aid service, seeing patients through each stage of their treatment, from the initial assessment of their hearing to the hearing aid fitting and follow-up care. You can find out more about Hear Aid fitting and repairs here.  

In addition to the hearing aid service, the department provides a wide range of services and treatments including: 

  • Hearing and ear health assessments
  • Balance assessment and rehabilitation
  • Tinnitus and hyperacusis management with additional support from clinical psychology
  • Support for Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Specialist clinics for patients with learning difficulties and dementia
  • Hearing aid maintenance classes
  • Tinnitus Assessment and Management
  • Severe profound hearing loss Clinic
  • Rehabilitation services for Hearing, Balance Tinnitus, and Auditory
  • Processing Disorders
  • Support groups for Tinnitus, Balance, Cochlear implants and Acoustic Neuroma

Aintree also runs a very successful Tinnitus Support Group that meets monthly. For more information, click here.

Referral information 

Referrals can be made by GPs via eRS or via faxing a referral form to 0151 529 4369. 

The Team

The Audiology department is comprised of a team of experienced, registered and fully qualified Audiologists. 

Our senior team includes: 

 

  • Tony Kay , Head of Audiology Services

    Tony qualified as an Audiologist in 1984 and has been working at Aintree since 1986,  becoming Head of Audiology Services in 2010.

    Tony is proud to be the leader of the Aintree audiology team which is the first NHS organisation in the UK to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) against the Improving Quality in Physiological  Services (IQIPS) standards.  Click to read more...

  • Gaynor Chittick , Chief Audiologist - Deputy Head of Service

  • Paul Schofield , Chief Audiologist

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Ward Information

Ward 1

Nearest entrance: Aintree Lodge (Entrance I), Entrance E  and D on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 2

Nearest entrance: Aintree Lodge (Entrance I), Entrance E and D on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 3

Nearest entrance: Aintree Lodge (Entrance I), Entrance E and D on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 4

Nearest entrance: Aintree Lodge (Entrance I), Entrance E and D on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.



Ward 8

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 9

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 10

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 11

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 14

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)    
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 15

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 16

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

 

 

Ward 16 a and b

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 17

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 19 (Ventilation Inpatient Care)

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 20

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 21

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 22

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 23

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 24

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 25

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 25b

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 28

Nearest entrance: Aintree Lodge (Entrance I on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 30 (Acute Frailty Unit)

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
9am - 9pm

Ward 31

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 32

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 33 (Acute Stroke Unit)

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Ward 34

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A) or Entrance N on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Aintree 2 Home ward

Nearest entrance: Entrance H on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Cath Lab Cardiology ward

Nearest entrance: Aintree Lodge (Entrance I), Entrance E and D on site map
Visiting times:
Open visiting (only two visitors per bed)

Coronary Care Unit ward

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Critical Care ward

Nearest entrance: Main entrance (Entrance A on site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Major Trauma Ward

Nearest entrance: Aintree Lodge (Entrance I), Entrance E and D on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Medical Assessment Unit ward

Nearest entrance: Aintree Lodge (Entrance I), Entrance E and D on site map
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Sefton Suite ward

Nearest entrance: Aintree Lodge (Entrance I site map)
Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

For further information on Sefton Suite visiting hours please visit the website 

Surgical Assessment Unit ward

Visiting times:
Flexible Visiting hours from 1:30pm - 7:30pm.

Flexible Visiting hours are in place across the Trust, from 1:30pm - 7:30pm. There is also an option to visit outside of these hours if you need to, which can be discussed with staff on duty.

Please make sure you read the Visitor's Charter prior to your visit.

We ask that only two visitors are present per bed at any one time. Visiting times are provided as a guide only - you do not need to stay for the entire period. Please contact the relevant ward or call 0151 525 5980 for current, accurate visiting times.

View all our wards

Flexible Visiting hours are in place across the Trust, from 1:30pm - 7:30pm. There is also an option to visit outside of these hours if you need to, which can be discussed with staff on duty.

Please make sure you read the Visitor's Charter prior to your visit.

We ask that only two visitors are present per bed at any one time. Visiting times are provided as a guide only - you do not need to stay for the entire period. Please contact the relevant ward or call 0151 525 5980 for current, accurate visiting times.

View all our wards
 
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