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Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU)

Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU) supports WHH and its partners to enhance the research capability in Halton and Cheshire. 

Our dedicated facility for clinical research and trials was completed in March 2021 and will support WHH and its partners to enhance the research capability in Halton and Cheshire.

HCRU has been developed with our research alliance partners Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, North West Coast and was officially opened on 4th March 2021. Find out more.

See inside our Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU) 

The Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU) provides:

  • Halton Clinical Research Unit-10.jpgA dedicated research on the Halton Hospital site in Runcorn. 
  • Flexible accommodation and staff to support different types of clinical research and trials
  • Greater opportunities for WHH staff to undertake research and trials in conjunction with the WHH Quality Academy Research and Development Team
  • Greater opportunity for people in Halton and Cheshire to take part in research and trials which will improve the health of our local communities and feed into national research

Call: 01928 753 303

Email: whh.halton.cru@nhs.net



There is ample parking on the Halton Site.

Please note that parking charges will be reintroduced on 1st April 2021 at all WHH sites.

Head to the Nightingale Building (either entrance) and follow the signs inside the hospital to Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU) main reception on the ground floor.

Research and trial participants may have specific instructions on their appointment letter. Please ensure you follow the instructions on your letter.

Where to find us?

Halton Clinical Research Unit is located at

Nightingale Building,

Halton Hospital Site,

Hospital Way,



Information getting to our hospital sites is available here.