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Alder Hey widens view


A CHILDREN'S hospital in Liverpool is looking into plans to rebuild outside the city because of planning problems.

Alder Hey children's hospital is due to submit an outline business case for a £300 million development to the Cheshire & Merseyside Strategic Health Authority in December.

But its plan to build on parkland in West Derby and convert land vacated by the old hospital has drawn huge criticism from local residents.

The hospital has now turned to Sefton, Wirral and Knowsley borough councils to see if they have available sites.

A spokesman said: 'We have to consider other options in case we do not gain planning permission.'