We raise funds to ensure continued excellence in treatment, research and care, enhancing the lives of thousands of children each year.
The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital provides specialist healthcare services for children and young people throughout the North West, as well as nationally and internationally.
The hospital sees 220,000 patient visits each year across a range of specialties including oncology, haematology, bone marrow transplant, burns, genetics, and orthopaedics. With 371 beds it is the largest single-site children’s hospital in the UK.
The hospital provides:
- An integrated paediatric service to Greater Manchester and beyond.
- Latest medical equipment and information technology.
- Play centre, schooling, limited family accommodation and adolescent facilities to cater for the needs of the whole family.
- The 60 bedroom Ronald McDonald House Manchester offers free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families.
For Patient and Carer Information, including the services below, please see the Trust Homepage.
- Patient Advice and Liaison
- Interpretation and Translation
- Patient and Public Involvement
Map and other access information
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest children’s hospitals in the UK, providing care for over 275,000 children and young people every year. Our Emergency Department treats nearly 60,000 children every year. Alder Hey delivers clinical excellence for all children, for routine illnesses as well as very complex and rare conditions.
One of four stand-alone children’s hospitals in the UK, it is a national centre for neuro and craniofacial surgery, a regional centre for burns injuries and a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease. Alder Hey is one of only four epilepsy surgical centres in the UK and one of only two accredited major trauma centres in the North West. Alder Hey is also a respiratory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) surge centre and was named the first UK Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus.
In October 2015 we moved into our brand new Alder Hey in the Park which is the only hospital in Europe built entirely in a park.
Alder Hey is supported by The Alder Hey Children’s Charity which aims to raise vital funds for lifesaving equipment, research projects and patient experience initiatives.
Since October 2013, over £22m has been raised for a range of life-saving medical equipment and facilities that are making a real difference to families every day. Support is still needed for vital research, innovation and education helping us to develop better, safer medicines and treatment to benefit young patients at Alder Hey and children across the world.
To support this vision we are developing a new state of the art research and innovation facility that will enable us to help even more patients. Our ambition to improve children’s health also means we’re using cutting edge technology, to develop new ways to treat children more effectively. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is also helping to enhance the food on demand service. Alder Hey is the first children’s hospital in the UK to have dedicated chefs on every patient ward who prepare fresh, nutritious evening meals for patients, whenever they want to eat. With support, this service can be enhanced to focus on healthy eating, liaison with dieticians and education programmes for families and staff.
Charitable funds is also being raised to used revolutionise the hospital experience for young patients and families, by piloting next-generation technology to reduce anxiety, distract patients during procedures and to help parents relax too. This has been a real success, but the charity is looking for support to help fund this Digital Alder Hey project.
To donate to our Charity www.alderheycharity.org