A new unit is being built at Alder Hey Hospital to provide a place where bereaved parents can be counselled by other parents who have lost children.
The hospital's also announced an investment of more than a million pounds in a therapy centre and gardens.
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A 10-year-old boy from Merseyside is aiming to run the distance of almost three marathons to raise funds for the children's hospital that saved his baby brother.
George Mathias is in training to run 72 miles in support of Alder Hey. His brother James was premature and spent days in a coma at the hospital.
Ann O'Connor went to meet them:
A new research centre at Alder Hey Hospital is being opened later. The first phase of the 'Institute in the Park' will house state of the art facilities next to the revamped children's hospital.
The hospital and the institute are the first of two buildings to be completed on the Alder Hey in the Park Campus in Liverpool. £260m is being spent on the project.
Alder hey Hospital has activated major incident plan as two school girls fight for life and it is confirmed that eight people have been injured.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson told the Liverpool Echo:
“Our thoughts and prayers go not only to the children who have been hurt and seriously injured, but also to their families and the staff of the school.
“These children were going home to enjoy half term and now they are faced with this.
“As a father and grandfather, my thoughts and prayers are with the kids but, equally, with their families.”
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Pop star Pixie said Caravan of Love will be released as her Christmas single.
Twenty pence of every single sale goes straight to Alder Hey Children’s Charity.
It will also feature in television adverts for Matalan, Alder Hey's charity partner for Alphabet Scarves campaign which has won the backing of the likes of Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.
“I am really honoured to be involved with, and supporting, Alder Hey.
It’s a fantastic initiative and will raise much needed funds for the children’s hospital. As part of the campaign, I am also delighted to be singing and releasing the beautiful Caravan of Love, with proceeds from each single sale going to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.”
Pop star Pixie Lott has recorded a classic hit and money from the single will go towards Alder Hey Hospital's children's charity.
The star has released a new version of Caravan of Love, made famous by the Housemartins in 1986.
It's a special time as Alder Hey Children's Hospital celebrates 100 years and looks forward to the future. As young people are key to everything they do the hospital wanted them to create artwork for the new site as Vicky Charnock, arts co-ordinator at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital explains.
Alder Hey Children's hospital celebrates its 100th birthday this month.
Artwork from Liverpool children is being displayed outside the new hospital site to mark the milestone. The hospital moves to its new site next year.
Alder Hey was originally a mansion set in 25 acres. It was sold in 1910 to be a workhouse for the poor to include an area for paupers' children. The doors were opened in 1914, but because of the First World War - it was never used in that way.
During the War, it was used as a military hospital, but the wards which had been designated to children were still retained for them. At the end of the war it became a children's hospital although in the Second World War it also took in casualties from the war.
It went on to become one of Europe's busiest children's hospitals now treating 270,000 children and caring for their families every year.
It was the first hospital to test Penicillin saving a child from Pneumonia in 1944 and was the first in the UK to have a neonatal unit.
It's now running a £30m appeal to raise money for life saving equipment and facilities for Alder Hey in the Park.