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Spire Liverpool Hospital

Grading:  - Good

Spire Liverpool Hospital is run by Classic Hospitals Limited which is part of Spire Healthcare Group Plc. Spire Liverpool Hospital, previously known as Lourdes Hospital, is located in a residential area of south Liverpool which provides care and treatment for private (self-funding and insured) and NHS patients referred under the Standard NHS Acute Contract.


The hospital offers a variety of services including surgery and outpatients and diagnostics. There were 3 outpatient areas, 2 wards with a total of 32 single rooms, a six bedded day-case unit, 3 operating theatres (one of which is a mobile and 2 laminar flow), physiotherapy department, radiology department, a MRI scanner and a mobile CT scanner.



Day surgery and inpatient treatment is provided for patients across a range of specialties, including urology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, pain injection, minor hand surgery, minor neurosurgery, ear, nose and throat (ENT), gynaecology, endoscopies, general surgery (such as upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery) and cosmetic surgery. There were 1,251 overnight patients and 7,458 day case patients admitted to the hospital between October 2013 and September 2014. There were also 8,513 visits to theatre recorded in that time. The majority of procedures were for non-complex orthopaedic surgery; however, the hospital does also carry out some complex procedures including arthroplasty and shoulder surgery.




The hospital has a policy which outlines the inclusion/exclusion criteria for patients based on acuity and the services available on site. As part of the pre-operative assessment process, patients with certain medical conditions are excluded from receiving treatment at the hospital. For example, patients with an American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) physical status score of 4 are excluded. The majority of patients admitted to the hospital have an ASA score of 1 or 2. These patients are generally healthy or suffer from mild systemic disease.