Over the years, the charity has helped to improve facilities, funded groundbreaking research and new therapies which have shaped cancer care in our region.
2020 saw the Charity’s most significant achievement yet, with the opening of Liverpool’s first cancer hospital – a facility that would look very different without the support of charitable donations, providing funding to create the best possible facility.
As the Charity emerges from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now looking to focus on the future of cancer care in our region and the next phase of our growth.
THE CLATTERBRIDGE CANCER CENTRE
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s leading cancer centres providing highly specialist cancer care to a population of 2.4m people across Cheshire, Merseyside and the surrounding areas, including the Isle of Man.
The Trust employs 1,686 staff and its three specialist cancer centres can be found in Liverpool city centre, Wirral and Aintree. It also operates specialist chemotherapy clinics in district hospitals across Cheshire and Merseyside and delivers a pioneering Treatment at Home service. All of which combine to treat over 33,000 patients each year with the great care for which Clatterbridge is best known and loved.
Together, this unique network of care enables Clatterbridge to provide a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies, like gene therapies and immunotherapies.
It is also the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers. Additionally, it hosts the region’s Teenage and Young Adult Unit.
Much of this work has been made possible thanks to Charity donations and would not be possible through NHS funding alone.