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Lady Dodd Opens New Education Centre at LHCH

Date: 01 November 2021 02:20

A brand new education centre that will help to train and provide ongoing learning to cardiothoracic healthcare staff, has been officially opened at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH).

The new Sir Ken Dodd Knowledge and Education Centre, named after the world-famous Liverpool entertainer, was formally opened by Lady Anne Dodd on Monday 1st November, thanks to their generous ongoing support of the hospital over many years.    

Featuring brand new library facilities where staff and students can study, undertake research and stay up to date with the latest clinical knowledge, as well as dedicated training areas, the new centre will be an invaluable space for medical and nursing students and other trainees, clinical staff as well as education partners. 

Dr James Greenwood, Director of Medical Education and Consultant Respiratory and Critical Care Physician at LHCH, said: “We are delighted to open our new knowledge and education centre.

“Thanks to the very generous support of Lady Dodd, as well as LHCH Charity, current and future generations of staff and students now have access to the very best knowledge, learning and training facilities.”

Jane Tomkinson, Chief Executive at LHCH, said: “Sir Ken was much-loved by the people of Liverpool, and brought happiness, laughter and smiles wherever he went, even as a patient in hospital – including here at LHCH.

"We also know how much Lady Dodd and Sir Ken have valued the work of the NHS and hospital staff. It is therefore fitting to be able to name this new education and training facility, which will be a place of learning and great support to so many staff and students, in memory of him.”

Thanks to the provision of charitable funding from LHCH Charity, the new centre will be key to ensuring that colleagues develop their knowledge and skills to remain as leaders in the field of cardiothoracic care for years to come


  • LHCH provides specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community. LHCH serves a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and receives referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.
  • LHCH Charity supports Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in three main areas:
    • Purchasing the latest and best equipment and training for our dedicated medical staff.
    • Providing the additional amenities for our patients, their families and our staff that make the hospital a warm and welcoming environment.
    • Supporting ground-breaking research that will help to change the way heart and lung diseases are treated and cured in the future.