The Virtual Engineering Centre, in partnership with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, is pioneering a new surgical planning technique using Virtual Reality (VR) tools developed for the automotive sector. These innovative tools will assist in the preparation of complex operations, resulting in improved patient outcomes and increased efficiency.


We are amazed by the possibilities that working with the VEC has enabled. Standing inside a virtual heart 8ft high, operating a virtual torch to examine for defects, has been one of the highlights of my innovation career so far.

Clinical Lead for Innovation, Alder Hey Children's Hospital