How we run ourselves

The Walton Centre is the only specialist NHS neurosciences trust in the UK. Originally formed in 1992, it attained Foundation Trust status in 2009.

Based in Liverpool, our catchment population is about 3.5 million and is drawn from Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

In addition, due to an international reputation in some areas of expertise, referrals are received from other geographical areas of the UK. Service delivery is achieved via a ‘hub and spoke’ system and we have partnerships with 13 NHS trusts across the area we serve.

This satellite model of care for neurology means that many patients are able to access outpatient consultations and many tests closer to home, and takes specialist services as close to patients as possible, with neurosurgery, highly specialised assessments and in-patient care being undertaken at The Walton Centre.

The Walton Centre is a teaching hospital and is closely associated with the University of Liverpool Faculty of Medicine and Edge Hill University. The relationship between academically acclaimed research and improving patient care is embedded throughout the Trust.

The Walton Centre is also a part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership - a group of organisations working together to address the challenges to the region's health, the quality of care, and increasing financial pressures.

Our vision is: Excellence in Neuroscience

Our mission is to provide a high quality of treatment, care and patient experience in the most appropriate place for the needs of our patients.

Page last updated: 19 July 2023