Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital cares for over 275,000 children and young people every year, treating everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.

Consultant Paediatric Haematologist job opportunity 

Alder Hey understand that a children’s hospital is different and that their job is more than just treating illnesses. They recognise that every child is an individual and in addition to providing the very best care they also set out to make children feel happy, safe, and confident as they play, learn and grow. Alder Hey don’t just look after the children – they are there to look after the children’s family as well.

For over 100 years, Alder Hey has provided innovative high-quality care for children and young people and they continue to drive innovation in Paediatric healthcare within their Innovation Hub.

Alder Hey opened a modern new hospital in 2015 alongside a new research, innovation and education centre. Alder Hey in the Park and the Institute in the Park combine excellent care, technology, and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families.

Alongside the main hospital site Alder Hey offer a Paediatric service at a number of community sites and hold local clinics across Merseyside, Cumbria, Shropshire, Wales, and the Isle of Man. They also provide specialist inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at the Alder Park Building in North Liverpool.

Alder Hey are: 

  • A Centre of Excellence for cancer, as well as spinal, heart and brain conditions

  • A regional cardiac surgical centre

  • A Department of Health Centre for Head and Face Surgery

  • A Centre of Excellence for Muscular Dystrophy and the first UK Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus

  • One of four national centres for childhood epilepsy surgery, a joint service with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

  • A designated children’s Major Trauma Centre 

  • A World Health Organisation accredited health promoting hospital

Alder Hey have:

  • Europe’s first intra-operative 3-T MRI scanner in a paediatric setting. This is a pioneering technology for neurosurgery, reducing repeat operations in 90% of cases

  • A new hybrid operating theatre which is the first in the country suitable for operating on children from different specialities including heart, brain or spinal surgery

Alder Hey are driven by their vision to build a healthier future for children and young people, as one of the recognised world leaders in research and healthcare. Their values of Excellence, Openness, Respect, Together and Innovation are as important now as they have ever been.

To find out more about opportunities with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, contact Allison Ballard on +44 (0)131 240 5287 or email

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