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We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Heart and lung disease continue to be amongst the biggest killers in the UK and the communities we serve are marked by increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, higher levels of heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery disease and an ageing population.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and facilitated by technology. New and upgraded clinical areas are designed with patients and families fully involved to deliver their needs.

As part of our long term plan, we aim to form strong clinical and organisational relationships where possible. There is clear evidence that partnerships improve patient care and enhance quality and we aim to collaborate with a range of other providers and professionals with the aim to extending access and improve quality.

Our CQC Rating

CQC Outstanding Rating

Our Vision

Our vision is 'to be the best - leading and delivering outstanding heart and chest care and research'

This vision is underpinned by six strategic objective themes:

  1. Delivering world class care

  2. Advancing quality and outcomes

  3. Increasing value

  4. Developing people

  5. Leading through collaboration

  6. Improving population health


Our Mission

The Trust aims to provide ‘excellent, compassionate and safe care for its patients and populations, every day’ and has firmly embedded the values and behaviours expected of all its staff and volunteers, through IMPACT:

  • Inclusivity
  • Making a difference
  • People centred
  • Accountability
  • Continuous improvement
  • Teamwork