Children’s Health in Merseyside
North Mersey has one of the highest levels of deprivation in the UK, which affects the health of children and young people.
A large number of adult illnesses and conditions have their origins in childhood. Healthy children are more likely to become healthy adults, so we need to give every child the best start in life.
As one of the biggest children’s hospitals in Europe – and a tertiary specialist centre with a world-class reputation – we are already working to prevent the effects of these economic and social issues on our children and young people. Working with our local health partners, we are making significant inroads into tackling the public health problems which affect our patients.
We are proud to have been recognised by the World Health Organisation as its first accredited paediatric health-promoting hospital in England.
As a recognised centre of excellence, with over 20 major specialities, our staff are working at the forefront of medical science: researching, creating and implementing advances in healthcare, helping our children live longer and have a better quality of life.
We need to provide a world-class platform for this work to continue, to grow and to be made available – from Merseyside – to children who need it locally, nationally and internationally.
Read our public health strategy Because Your Health Matters
Alder Hey won the Best Contribution to World Class Healthcare Award at the TrusTech NHS Innovation Awards 2008. The judges said, “This has the potential to have a huge impact on a population where there is a lot of deprivation.”