Affiliate Member Organisations
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Founded in 1914, Alder Hey is regarded as the largest and busiest children’s hospital in Western Europe treating more than 200,000 children and young people a year. It provides acute, tertiary, community and mental health care and has developed areas of specialist practice that bring children and young people into the hospital from all over the UK and abroad. An international Centre of Excellence, Alder Hey’s vision is to lead world class healthcare for children and young people by being committing to excellence through partnership, research innovation and learning.
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust have been affiliate members of the IHR since August 2008
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust (the Walton Centre)
Established as an NHS Trust in 1992 but with origins as the Neurosurgical Service for Merseyside and North Wales in 1942, the Walton Centre is the only specialist Neurosciences Trust in the UK. It is a centre of excellence for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a range of neurological conditions such as epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke and head injuries. It also provides a comprehensive Pain Management service to help people suffering with longstanding pain. The Walton Centre, has a long history of clinical neurosciences research is involved with, and often leads, research at a local, national and international level.
The Walton Centre has been an affiliate member of the IHR since November 2008
NHS Halton and St Helens
NHS Halton and St Helens was established on 1 October 2006, replacing the former Halton PCT and St Helens PCT. The organisation matches the boundaries of Halton Borough Council and St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council.
The Primary Care Trust looks after the health of around 300,000 people and we aim to ensure our population finds it easy to access the best possible services when it needs them. Most of our £430 million budget is spent on buying NHS care for local people from a variety of service providers, including other NHS organisations, family doctors, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists and a variety of other healthcare organisations.
NHS Halton and St Helens has been an affiliate member of the IHR since October 2009