If your child has ever been ill or has a chronic illness, the chances are, you hope that there is a cure.
Unfortunately for many children in the UK, there is no cure for certain things.
Last March, Alder HeyAlder Hey and the University of Liverpool officially opened the first phase of a state-of-the-art dedicated research, education and innovation centre.
The new centre, built right next to Alder Hey’s new hospital, will position Alder Hey and Liverpool as an international leader in the development of safer and more effective medicines for children and young people throughout the world.
The unique Institute in the Park is a world-leading centre for research, with leading clinicians, healthcare professionals and scientists working in partnership with young patients and their families to produce remarkable life-saving and life-changing results.
The Institute in the Park is home to around 100 research, education and clinical staff and has facilities that no other UK or European children’s hospital can offer. Within this building, researchers and clinicians will work with industry to develop safer, better medicines and therapies for children to use in the NHS and throughout the world.
The world class facility also provides the perfect location for all Alder Hey’s teaching and training sessions, along with larger conferences and events. The building features two lecture theatres, a boardroom seating, a state-of-the art Library, dedicated e-learning suite and quiet study room. Video conferencing equipment enables Alder Hey to beam events, meetings and teaching seminars around the world and the facility has technology for live streaming from the hospital theatres.
Alder Hey Children’s Charity is raising vital funds to build the second phase of the Institute in the Park.
This appeal will allow the hospital to extend the current Institute building and develop even better treatments for children and young people. The second phase of the Centre will allow the hospital to double the space available to undertake world class research and innovation.
Building on the success of the completed phase of the building this second phase of construction will create a facility like no other, solely dedicated to children’s health research, innovation and education. Within this building, Alder Hey’s researchers and clinicians will continue to work with partners in academia, technology and pharmaceuticals to develop safer, better medicines and therapies for children to use in the NHS and throughout the world.
There are lots of ways to fundraise from buying Alder Hey merchandise like the delightful striped clothing launched with Matalan at Christmas or goods which can be purchased direct from Alder Hey like these lovely dolls.
Obviousy, monetary donations would also be gratefully received and you can find out how to donate on their charity websitecharity website.
Just imagine if your chid needed treatment or care. The great thing about Alder Hey’s Institute in the Park is that wherever you live in the world, the research learned there would help all children. Not just those in the North West.