Move in to the new Royal Liverpool hospital begins

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) has started its move to the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Faith leaders from across the city region came together for a ceremony to bless the new Royal ahead of its opening.

Leaders from the Church of England, Greek Orthodox, Islamic, Jewish, Roman Catholic and Sikh communities read prayers of blessing at the event to mark the first day of moves into the new building.

The phased move will take place across 24 days, meaning that some services will still be running from the old Royal Liverpool University Hospital until their move date and the new hospital will not be fully operational until the 21 October, after the Emergency Department moves.

The trust’s outpatient departments will be one of the first services to move in and from Tuesday 4 October, the new outpatient department will be operational. Patients will be notified in their appointment letters which clinic they should attend.

St Paul’s Eye Unit’s main outpatient activity in the old Royal will close on Friday 7 October, with emergency outpatients closing on Sunday 9 October. St Paul’s Eye Unit will be fully live in the new Royal from Monday 10 October.

From 10 October, inpatient ward moves will commence and over the next few weeks LUHFT will be providing updates on their website in relation to when specific wards will be moving and visiting arrangements for patients.

During the move, staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist with any queries or wayfinding.

A&E will remain at the old Royal until Thursday 20 October. Please continue to visit the current A&E department as usual and do not attend the new hospital for emergency care.

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