In a major development Alder Hey Children’s hospital in Liverpool has established a new international relationship with Hunan Children's Hospital in China.
Both organisations will exchange co-operation and learning across a wide range of medical disciplines in various fields including hospital management, clinical research, scientific and technological innovation.
Sinolink worked in partnership with Hunan Children’s Hospital and Alder Hey to lay the foundations for this process to develop.
Alder Hey is a leading research hospital with a focus on children’s medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology.
They treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions from a main hospital site in Liverpool and across community sites and clinics throughout the North West of England.
It is a centre of excellence for Muscular Dystrophy, cancer, as well as spinal, heart and brain conditions and the first UK Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus.
Alder Hey is one of four national centres for childhood epilepsy surgery, a joint service with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Alder Hey have Europe’s only intra-operative 3-T MRI scanner which is a pioneering technology for neurosurgery, reducing repeat operations in 90% of cases.