Spire Liverpool Hospital was delighted to welcome a very special visitor as they begin celebrations for their 70th anniversary. The High Sheriff of Merseyside, Mr Ian Meadows OBE DL, charmed staff and patients as he was guided around the facility.
Opened as Lourdes hospital in 1943, the site was run by a sisterhood of nuns until 2006, when private hospital group Spire Healthcare protected the building from the threat of closure. Spire has since continued the facility’s reputation for quality of care.
Highlights of the High Sheriff’s tour included a trial of the recently installed AlterG treadmill at Spire’s Perform gym. The state of the art equipment uses innovative ‘underweighting’ technology to aid the recovery of patients with lower limb damage.
In a speech made at the event, the High Sheriff recounted his earlier visit to the hospital following an injury to his shoulder ligaments. He spoke of the fantastic care he received, and joked around with the staff that had aided with his treatment.
Alison Peake, Hospital Director at Spire Liverpool, said “We were honoured that the High Sheriff dropped by to mark this very special milestone. Mr Meadows was a delight, and it was our pleasure to guide him around Spire and show him how the hospital has evolved over the years to become the state-of-the-art facility it is today."
Spire Healthcare is the second largest private hospital provider in the UK, with 38 hospitals and ten clinics nationwide. Spire Liverpool Hospital is based in Mossley Hill and has a new satellite clinic based in Formby.
The hospital has more events planned in the coming months to celebrate its 70 year anniversary.