Liverpool. The City & Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Liverpool's rich musical heritage as the birthplace of The Beatles pairs with architectural wonders and maritime history to create a vibrant cultural city. Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH) is the largest hospital in the region.

About Royal Liverpool University Hospital

RLUH, or "The Royal", is the busiest hospital in Merseyside, caring for 750,000 patients each year with over 1,200 beds.

The first Liverpool hospital, Liverpool Infirmary, opened in 1745, located near Liverpool Cathedral. In 1978, it relocated and merged with the Liverpool Royal Infirmary to become the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The old building was vacated in 2022 when the new hospital opened the same year on Mount Vernon Street.

Some of the services offered at Royal Liverpool University Hospital include:

  • Family planning.
  • Medical and surgical treatment.
  • Mental health assessments.
  • Diagnostics, including X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds.
  • Screening services like breast screening and cervical screening.
  • Blood and transfusion services.
  • Outpatient clinics for all specialities.
  • 24/7 emergency department.
  • Maternity services, including a neonatal intensive care unit.

The CQC rates the hospital highly, giving it Good scores for Caring and Well-led. The ratings for specific services include Outstanding for End-of-life care, Good for critical care, and Good for outpatients and diagnostic imaging.

RLUH also supports postgraduate medical and dental education with Education Centres in collaboration with the University of Liverpool. One of the biggest schemes is training student doctors from years two to five.

Working at The Royal is unlike any other hospital because the facilities are new and designed to enhance patient care. For example, there's a digital patient check-in, dedicated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU) facilities, and 18 standard wards, with each single room having an en-suite bathroom.

Life for Nurses in Liverpool

With its wealth of heritage sites, lush green parks, and miles of beachfront, Liverpool offers beauty and relaxation when you are off duty.

The Pier Head & The Three Graces along the waterfront are just a short walk or bus ride from the city centre, and you can unwind in Sefton Park, with its Victorian palm house and lush, landscaped gardens.

You can also enjoy Liverpool's thriving arts, music, and nightlife. Check out the Tate Liverpool or FACT Gallery for contemporary art and catch a show at the Everyman Theatre or Cavern Club, where The Beatles started.

Excellent public transport links make getting around a breeze, with Merseytravel connecting everything in the city. The Royal Liverpool University is less than a mile from Lime Street Station, Central Station, and Queens Square bus station.

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Fun Facts About Liverpool

Liverpool is home to Europe's oldest Chinatown, with its large ornate archway gifted from Shanghai in 2000.

After London, Liverpool has the most museums of any UK city - 10 in total - covering topics from maritime history to music.

The Beatles performed at the iconic Cavern Club in Liverpool nearly 300 times early in their career.

Liverpool Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the UK, measuring 189 metres long and 101 metres tall, with epic city views.