Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust


E Prescot Rd., Liverpool L14 5AB (Use L14 5AB on sat-navs for main East Prescot Road car park)

Oncology Reception – 0151 252 5804
Oncology Inpatients – 0151 252 5212
Oncology Day Care – 0151 293 3684

Hospital Information

The paediatric oncology and haematology team works together to care for more than 120 children and young people with cancer 24 hours a day 365 days a year every year.
The oncology unit is based in Ward 3B at Alder Hey. We have a clinic and day care department, an inpatient area for children and a teenage unit for young people over 13 years old. We have 13 commissioned inpatient beds – ten patient bedrooms with ensuite facilities and a sofa bed for a parent to stay overnight, plus a four-bedroom bay area. 4 of our inpatient bedrooms are allocated to TYA patients. Our daycare department has ten beds/chair spaces and two of these are in the teenage unit. We also have two stem cell Transplant Suites with HEPA filtered positive pressure ventilation and adjoining area for parents.

We realise this is likely to be a worrying and confusing time for your family, with lots to think about. We will give you a booklet called a Family Held Record. It has lots of important information about what to expect when you are visiting us, the support we can offer and general information about treatment plans, tests we might have to do and things to look out for.

Children and Young adults requiring in-patient haematological / oncological care should be admitted to Ward 3B. When this is not possible patients will be outlied to other wards within the Trust after discussion with the nurse in charge and the Consultant on call taking into consideration the needs of the patient.

Outpatient Clinic
Opening times: 08.30-16.30 Consultant and nurse led clinics are held Monday – Friday
Satellite Pharmacy – Open Mon-Fri 08.45-17.00 for day care and inpatients, Weds/Thurs 08.45-13.15 for Oncology/Haematology out-patient clinic.

The Satellite Pharmacy is responsible for preparing and providing medicines for patients attending the Oncology/Haematology Unit (day case, in-patients and some out-patient clinics).

Day care unit – Planned admissions Monday to Friday 08.00 -18:45 hrs. Unplanned admissions 08:00 –16:30. Patients attend day care for delivery of chemotherapy and medical procedures or investigations that require the child to have the use of a bed or recliner chair for the day/part of the day, including recovery after theatre procedures.

Oncology Units
Ward 3B at Alder Hey

Directions to Inpatient Ward
3rd floor, accessed via lift/stairs from main atrium

Parents/carers are welcome to visit their child at any time on the ward. Please note that only parents or carers are allowed into the hospital after 8pm each day. Regular visiting hours are between 1pm and 7pm on Ward 3B.

Website Link

Oncology Measles Letter 190124 v4

Travel Information

By Car
The main entrance to Alder Hey is on East Prescot Road. If you’re travelling by car, please use the sat-nav postcode L14 5AB.
Cars should enter the hospital site from East Prescot Road and use the drop-off facilities near the East Prescot Road entrance, or use the multi-storey car park, which has its own entrance to the hospital via the lifts/stairs. The multi-storey car park has seven levels. The entrance to the hospital from the multi-storey car park is on the ground level.

By Public Transport
The following buses stop at East Prescot Road, outside Alder Hey and other surrounding roads.
No. 15 (Eaton Road)
No. 61 (East Prescot Road)
No. 61A (East Prescot Road)
No. 102 (Eaton Road)
No. 8 (East Prescot Road)
No. 9 (East Prescot Road)
No. 10 (East Prescot Road)
No. 10A (East Prescot Road)

Drop-off and Taxis
There is a drop-off section on East Prescot Road, which can be used for pick-up and drop-off only. The maximum wait time in the drop-off area is 20 minutes. Taxis can also be taken from here.

By Rail
Broad Green station is approximately 1.5 miles away and connects with Liverpool Lime Street, Wigan and Manchester. We recommend using Merseyside Journey Planner to find the best route for you.

Parking Information
The hospital has a multi-storey car park which is open 24/7 and has 1184 spaces, including 52 spaces for blue badge holders. These are dedicated spaces situated on the lower ground, 1st floor and 2nd floor. Please ensure your blue badge is clearly displayed.
Blue badge holders are not required to pay for parking.
Charges for parking are applied at an hourly rate. These tariffs bring us in line with the parking charges already in place at other local hospitals.

Ward Facilities

There are play facilities in all areas, teenage cancer trust area including social space, television, juke box and pool table, kitchen with chef who cooks to order for patients 11-7pm, phlebotomy area within day care open Monday to Friday, school room with access to schooling Mon-Fri during term time, sensory room and beverage room for parents/families.

Facilities on Site

Food and drink
Our Treetops restaurant in the hospital atrium serves teas and coffees, hot and cold breakfasts, lunches, and dinners from 8am each day (8.30am at weekends) and a range of fresh snacks, salads, and sandwiches throughout the day. There are vending machines available 24 hours a day.
The atrium also has a Baguette Co, Costa Coffee and WHSmith (with a Marks and Spencer outlet).

Facilities for people with disabilities
All reception desks in the hospital have a hearing loop. There are disabled car parking spaces available on every floor of the multi-storey car park, and space for large wheelchair-accessible vehicles in our Emergency Department short-stay car park.
We have accessible disabled toilets throughout the hospital and Changing Places toilets on the ground floor and first floor.

Toilets and changing
There are two toilets located across the hospital building. There are also toilet facilities in every ward, including en-suites in private patient rooms.

Alder Hey is a breastfeeding-friendly hospital. You’ll find breastfeeding facilities in the atrium and on each floor.

Cash office
In the atrium near the car park entrance, our Cash Office can help with queries about travel expenses. You’ll also find a free-to-use cash machine here. If the cash machine is not working, there are cash machines at the Sainsbury’s supermarket across East Prescot Road.

Free WiFi
Free WiFi is available for patients and families throughout the hospital and our health campus. Just search for ‘Alder Hey Free Wi-Fi’ on your tablet, phone or laptop.

Parent and guardian Accommodation
Parent accommodation can be provided on site at MacDonald house. Alder Hey House – Ronald McDonald House Charities (

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