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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Region: North West
Trust: Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust
Services provided: Adult Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Thomas Drive
L14 3PE

About the unit

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the country, providing specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging. It serves a catchment area of 2.8 million, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly receives referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics. In 2014, adjusted survival 30 days after lung cancer surgery in this hospital was significantly better than the national average.  The difference seen is higher than we would expect just by chance.  This hospital is therefore a positive outlier on this outcome measure (defined as outside a confidence interval of 99.8%).

Services provided

• Cardiac Surgery • Congenital Cardiac Surgery • Thoracic Surgery • CABG • Valve Surgery • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery • Upper GI Surgery


A two tier car park is located at the main entrance of the hospital site for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors. A courtesy bus service operates from this main car park and is fully wheelchair and patient friendly. Designated parking spaces for disabled visitors are available across the site. There is good access by public transport (bus and train).

Visiting hours

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital operates an open door policy for family and friends. This means that wherever possible, we welcome visitors spending time with their loved ones when it is convenient for them. While we know that patients need rest, we also believe that having loved ones nearby, while they are in hospital, often makes them more comfortable and speeds up their recovery. There may be times when we may ask visitors to leave, for example, during medical procedures or emergencies. However if this is necessary, we would discuss this at the time. Visitors are welcome on our Critical Care Unit and POCCU between 8-9am and 12-8pm. However if this is not suitable, visitors may visit outside of these hours – please discuss this with one of the nursing team.


Tel: 0151 600 1616


Adult Cardiac Surgery


Quality Assurance Survey

This hospital has been part of the Cardiac Centre Quality Assurance Survey, and its latest individual results are shown below. To view additional national data, see the Cardiac Unit and Outcome Data page in the Professionals section.

This unit has not reviewed its outcomes for the last quarter.

Cardiac Audit Status regional and national

Each section has a maximum score of 5

This chart was produced on 30 June 2023.

Thoracic Surgery


Outcomes Audits

This hospital has been a part of the following outcomes audits, please click on any outcomes audit to see their data:

National Lung Cancer Audit – 2017

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