The North West's leading children's hospital has been told it must improve.
Alder Hey's care of critically ill children has been criticised and inspectors say they don't have enough nurses and senior doctors.
The report comes after an inspection by Care Quality Commission.
The hospital trust says it's already made improvements.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital says it's already investing in additional nursing staff and making improvements.
The NHS Foundation Trust says it's confident the overall service to patients is safe but they still need to make improvements in recruitment, outpatients and and their High Dependency Unit.
The Trust's Chief Executive said the CQC report showed the high quality care, compassion and commitment shown to patients and families at Alder Hey.
Alder Hey Children's NHS Trust in Liverpool has been told it needs to make a series of improvements. An inspection in May found care for the critically ill and staffing levels need improvement and there were long waiting times for outpatients. The hospital cares for more than quarter of a million children from the region each year and has accepted the recommendations. Ellen Armistead from the Care Quality Commission said Alder Hey was a good hospital but there were issues that needed to be addressed.
A report into Alder Hey Children's NHS Trust in Liverpool has revealed a number of areas need improving. An inspection found critical care and staffing levels need improvement and there was long wait times for outpatients. A number of other services including A&E were rated good or outstanding.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital is run by one of four dedicated children's hospital trusts in the UK. It provides integrated healthcare for children and young people from the local population in Liverpool and the surrounding North West area, as well as specialised services to children and young people nationally.
Under the new inspection model, CQC has given individual ratings to each of the core services at the hospital. An inspection team of 41 people which included doctors, nurses, hospital managers, trained members of the public, CQC inspectors and analysts carried out an announced inspection in May.
The full report can be accessed here.
With just one year left to go, work on building the new Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool is well underway.
And today the Granada Reports cameras were allowed inside the site for the first time to see how it's all coming together.
The suspected contaminated batch of a food supplement, which has been linked to the death of one baby and the illness of 14 others, was sent to 22 different hospitals, including Alder Hey hospital.
In response to this, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust said:
Alder Hey children's hospital has been ordered to make improvements, after inspectors from the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission found it was failing to meet four out of five of national standards.
Issues raised included problems with equipment and maintenance, as well staff shortages.
The trust says it is already making improvements
Joseph Mitchell was diagnosed with a rare heart condition shortly after he was born. He died two years later.
His family were looked after by the Alder Centre at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. His mum and dad, Lisa and Neil, have launched a charity to help the Alder Centre.
Touched By An Angel aims to help other families that have suffered bereavement. Joseph's mum and dad have already kitted out suites with a new cot and bedding.
The Alder Centre bereavement care services, counselling and support groups for parents and families.
You can find out more on the Alder Centre website.
A couple from Liverpool who lost their son through a rare heart condition are launching a charity for the team who helped them. Money raised by Joseph Mitchell's parents will go to the bereavement centre at Alder Hey hospital.