AINTREE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

 

FACILITIES

  • Aintree University Hospital Foundation Trust is the main hub for the Merseyside Regional Head and Neck Cancer Service which is spread across a number of hospitals in the region.

  • The Trust houses the University of Liverpool's Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, based in the Clinical Sciences Centre.

  • The Aintree Chest Centre is one of the largest chest units in the country and provides a wide range of diagnostic tests and treatments for all types of chest and lung disorders.

  • Aintree University Hospital Foundation Trust houses a respiratory laboratory which provides excellent research opportunities for patients in Asthma, COPD and Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

  • Anaesthesia is one of the largest departments in the hospital. As a result of being a specialist centre for head and neck cancer and for the care of upper gastro-intestinal conditions and liver diseases, the range of skills required from the Trust's anaesthetists is wide and the level of expertise in the department is extremely high.

  • The Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME) comprises inpatient and outpatient services.  Within DME, there are acute and rehabilitation beds and a specialist Stroke Unit providing thrombolysis.

  • Liverpool Vascular & Endovascular Service (LiVES) - LiVES operates in four hospital Trusts (Aintree University Hospital, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen, Southport & Ormskirk, St. Helens & Knowsley), and it is one of the largest vascular services in the UK.


SPECIALISM

  • A provider of Tertiary services including Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Maxillofacial, and Liver Surgery to around 1.5m residents in Merseyside, Cheshire, South Lancashire and North Wales.

  • One of the UK's biggest centres for respiratory medicine.

  • One of the biggest centres in the UK for head and neck cancer surgery.

  • One of only three Behcet's Centres in the UK.


RESEARCH

  • Research continues to be an integral part of services at Aintree,driving up the highest standards of care, attracting high quality staff and providing patients with access to the latest drugs. The Trust's major research areas are diabetes, obesity,endocrinology, head and neck cancer, rheumatology, respiratory medicine. 

    Aintree's research is supported by the hospital's Clinical Science Centre, which is adjacent to the newly built Diabetes Centre of Excellence.  The Aintree Arthritis centre hosts a National Centre of Excellence for Beçhet's Disease. The Trust has an established programme of clinical research in hepatobiliary surgery and a developing trauma and emergency research profile.

    Aintree has the largest Head and Neck Cancer Unit in England, the main hub for the Merseyside Regional Head and Neck Cancer Service (with satellite units across hospitals regionally), which has a track record of innovation in applied cancer surgery.

    Aintree's Research and Development department has undergone service improvement to ensure that the majority of NHS studies are given approval in under 10 days.

    Lead: Professor Robert Moots, Director of Research and Development

    Contact: research.development@aintree.nhs.uk. /Tel: 0151 529 5870

  • The Aintree Chest Centtre, working in collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, has active research in asthma, interstitial lung disease and COPD. The ventilation Initiation centre is one of only two in the UK, serving the whole of the North of England with advanced clinical care. The Respiratory Laboratory, based at the hospital, provides excellent research opportunities for patients in Asthma, COPD and Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

    Lead: Stuart Wragg

    Contact: stuart.wragg@aintree.nhs.uk /Tel: 0151 529 3261

  • The Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinical Research Group is based at Aintree. The unit has a dedicated Patient Assessment Area based in the Clinical Sciences Centre and is staffed by a clinical trial co-ordinator, research nurses, clinical research fellows and dieticians.

    Lead: Professor John Wilding

    Contact: J.P.H.Wilding@liverpool.ac.uk

  • Aintree has doubled its number of clinical trials over the last few years and there are now approximately 3000 patients undergoing clinical trials every year. During 2012-13, Aintree conducted approximately 300 clinical research projects, all carefully managed using the NIHR Research Support Service Framework.  

    Lead: Research and Development Department

    Contact: research.development@aintree.nhs.uk /Tel: 0151 529 5870


UNIQUE RESOURCES

COLLABORATIONS

  • Aintree is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Major Trauma Network; a Major Trauma centre collaborative between Aintree University Hospital, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital and The Walton Centre, supported by trauma units at other hospitals within the network
  • Aintree is part of Liverpool Vascular & Endovascular Service (LiVES), one of the largest vascular services in the UK which operates in four hospital trusts: Aintree University Hospital, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen, Southport & Ormskirk, St. Helen & Knowsley.

RECOGNITION

AWARDS

  • The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Service Redesign Team won an award in the Rethinking the Patient Journey category at the Advancing Healthcare Awards in April 2012 for their work to streamline the treatment process ENT patients go through.
  • Aintree’s Ophthalmology team was nominated for the Clinical Service of the Year award as part of the Macular Disease Society’s 25th Anniversary Awards for Excellence in June 2012.
  • A research team including experts from Aintree and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) were awarded £2.7 million to fund a trial in December 2012. The work will benefit some of the most deprived communities around the world by investigating how to reduce the effects of domestic smoke inhalation.

AINTREE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
 
ADDRESS
Aintree University Hospital
Longmoor Lane
Liverpool
L9 7AL
 

IN NUMBERS

Staff 4000
In patients 71722
Out patients 316283
Beds 700
A&E 87508
 
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