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Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

View of entrance area of CCO's Wirral site.

Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology is the leading NHS cancer specialist hospital for Merseyside and Cheshire. We provide an outstanding level of care; revolutionary cancer treatments; a comprehensive network of off-site clinics throughout the region and a supportive environment committed to providing cancer patients and their families with advice and support.

We are one of the largest specialist cancer centres in the UK treating over 26,000 patients a year from a population of 2.3 million across Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, the Isle of Man and South Lancashire. We deliver treatments to our patients through radiotherapy and chemotherapy services. We also have a sophisticated diagnostic imaging department and are one of only two sites to host the region’s PET:CT scanner (mobile unit).

As one of the largest radiotherapy departments in Europe we deliver nearly 85,000 radiotherapy treatments a year. We also annually deliver 29,000 outpatient chemotherapy treatments and 2,000 admitted chemotherapy stays and host the regions Teenage and Young Adult Unit with the help of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

In addition to the chemotherapy services available at our Wirral based site, the Centre also delivers chemotherapy treatments at weekly clinics in seven locations across the region. The nurse-led clinics are held in district hospitals. During 2008/09 staff from Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology delivered just under 29,000 outpatient chemotherapy treatments. Of these 56% were delivered at off-site clinics - making this is one of the most comprehensive networks of chemotherapy clinics in the UK.

We opened our first satellite radiotherapy clinic in Liverpool on 14th February 2011.