Everton's Leighton Baines has become the latest sports star to be named as a patron of Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital.
Baines says the brand new hospital will be the best healthcare facility in the country for children and young people.
The defender was joined by Blues’ legend Graeme Sharp for a private tour of the new hospital and was overwhelmed by the world-class facilities.
The new building, known as Alder Hey in the Park, is the result of a decade-long project to create a state-of-the-art medical facility.
The £237m hospital contains 270 beds and 16 operating theatres.
The design was inspired by children and some of the remarkable features include a giant indoor tree-house, an outdoor play deck featuring fish tanks on each of the six wards, a relaxation garden and interactive screens in patient waiting areas.
Watch: a news report on Leighton's visit:-