Hard Days Night Hotel has named the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust’s R Charity as its chosen charity of the year.
R Charity, which is currently fundraising on behalf of Merseyside’s largest hospital, aims to raise £10 million towards the redevelopment of the site.
In hopes of aiding the charity, the award-winning Beatles inspired hotel will offer its support to the initiative ahead of the new hospital’s opening in 2017.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said:
“When our team met with the redevelopment staff at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, we were instantly impressed by the plans for the upcoming overhaul of the site and its landmark £335 million redevelopment. The team at the hotel are thrilled to assist the work of R Charity ahead of the new hospital’s opening; their collective efforts will help aid R Charity to provide comfort and the very best care to patients in the hospital. The new hospital will share common ground with hotels in that it will strive to provide each and every in-patient with an individual room with an en-suite bathroom. Upon completion, the site is set to be England’s largest all single-patient room hospital. At present, R Charity is fundraising to fit each room with Freeview TVs in addition to reclining chairs, allowing relatives to stay over with their loved ones.”
R Charity aims to ensure that the redevelopment of the hospital goes beyond even the NHS promise of care by investing in the latest high-technology equipment for diagnosis and treatment, together with offering comforts and conveniences for both patients and families.
The new hospital will be built next to the existing site and will house 646 beds with a 40-bed Critical Care Unit, 18 operating theatres and one of the North West’s largest emergency departments.
Chief Executive of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust Aidan Kehoe said:
“We’re thrilled to receive the support of Hard Days Night Hotel in the run up to the opening of our world-class new Royal in 2017. We’ve made excellent progress so far, and hope that by working alongside the hotel, we can continue to transform the way in which we care for our patients long into the future.”
For more information about Hard Days Night Hotel visit www.harddaysnighthotel.com
For more information about R Charity www.rlbuht.nhs.uk/fundraising