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Celebrities wrapping up for Alder Hey Hospital

Britney Spears with her scarf sporting the letter B for Alder Hey Credit: ITV Granada

Pop stars Britney Spears and Justin Bieber are wrapping themselves up to support to a new craze raising money for one of our hospitals.

They've joined a long list of celebrities worldwide wearing scarves with their initials on.

All the money will go to the new Alder Hey children's hospital and research centre which opens next year.

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Hospital opening - 1000 days and counting....

Glass artwork proposed for the main entrances of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital are being revealed to the public for the first time as part of celebrations counting down 1,000 days until the hospital opens. Construction of the new Royal is progressing rapidly - currently work's being carried out on the foundations and expected to be completed by the end of October. The hospital is due to open in 2017. Below is some time lapse footage of the building work so far.

One Born Comes to Liverpool

The BAFTA award winning documentary series, One Born every Minute is now filming its seventh series - and this time they're in Liverpool.

The drama and emotion of Mums (and Dads) to be at Liverpool Women's Hospital will be seen from the moment they enter the maternity unit reception until the first seconds of parenthood.

Over 150 babies have been born on camera since the show began in 2010 but this is the first time it's been made in the North West.

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Health boss faces questions in health trust investigation

Sir Bruce Keogh, the medical director of the National Health Service is due to be interviewed as part of the investigation into University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. The investigation follows a series of damning reports which said major failings means the deaths of mothers and babies were not properly investigated. A panel has been looking into midwifery care at Furness General hospital after a report by the health ombudsman identified serious errors in the care provided. Investigation chairman, Dr Bill Kirkup, a former deputy chief medical officer at the Department of Health, said interviews would be held in the presence of families only due to “sensitive and personal clinical matters”.

NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh will face questions Credit: PA
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