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Between 7 June and 2 August 2022, the NHS held a public consultation about proposals for five Liverpool University Hospitals services: breast surgery, general surgery, nephrology, urology, and vascular care.
Click on the link below to read the report on the findings of this public consultation.
For all publications related to this consultation, visit the publications page.
In 2019, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust merged to form a single organisation – Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT).
LUHFT now manages four hospital sites: Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital, and Royal Liverpool University Hospital (the Dental Hospital is not affected by any of the current proposals).
Because they used to be run by separate organisations, the different hospitals duplicate some of the same services. At the point they merged, the two different Trusts duplicated over 20 clinical services across these sites.
This isn’t a good use of resources, and it means that specialist staff, equipment and expertise is often spread thinly between hospitals. Also, patients don’t always get the same quality of care – or experience – at different sites.
Since it merged, LUHFT has been reviewing services to explore how it can improve care by bringing services together. This means looking at how to make the most of specialist skills, resources and equipment, and using the different sites in the most effective way, both for patients and staff.
The work to bring services together began ahead of LUHFT becoming an organisation. The first service to integrate was trauma and orthopaedics in 2019, with the orthopaedic trauma service (for unplanned care) now located at Aintree, and an elective centre (for planned care) on the Broadgreen site.
More recently, plans for a Comprehensive Stroke Centre at Aintree were put out to public consultation during winter 2021/22, and approved in September 2022.
Visit the previous consultations page for more details about the work done so far in bringing teams from different hospitals together.