Royal Liverpool Hospital Demolition (c) Dais Wilson
Royal Liverpool Hospital Demolition (c) Dais Wilson

After opening 45 years ago, Liverpool Royal Hospital closed its doors for the final time last October due to major issues in infrastructure.

The building has remained vacant since, but over the last few days demolition work has began to reduce the current site to rubble and reinvent it as a whole new campus.

Now MerseyNewsLive wants to hear YOUR memories and experiences of the much-loved building.

It is understood that University of Liverpool have signed a memorandum of understanding to advance plans for the Academic Health Sciences Campus on the site.

The facility will be home to dental, nursing and other health students, and provide an exclusive place for medical students to practice their future professions, such as mock wards and patient homes.

Back in October 2022, Natalie Forrest, Senior Responsible Owner for New Hospital Programme, spoke to MerseyNewsLive.

Natalie said: “I am really excited that the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital is ready to serve the Merseyside community. It has been designed to create a healthy, healing environment and a landmark building at the gateway of the city.”

The city will never forget the work of the original Royal Hospital, and there will be always be a sense of nostalgia when walking the hill of West Derby Street.

We would LOVE to hear your memories of the Royal Hospital, including any treatments that you underwent there, if you worked within the NHS team within the walls, or even your accidental trips to the emergency room!

Send us over your stories on our Twitter @merseynewslive, Instagram or email us at [email protected]

We hope to share these stories with our viewers, so keep an eye out on our platforms.

Featured image (c) Dais Wilson


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