Where we are today

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the largest NHS specialist cancer treatment facilities in the UK.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre became a Foundation Trust hospital in 2006 and is one of the largest NHS specialist cancer treatment facilities in the UK.

Our core ‘business’ is radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, and we are the only cancer centre in the UK to offer proton therapy for treatment of eye cancers.

We have a unique multi-site care model – we provide radiotherapy at our three main hub sites, systemic anti-cancer therapy at seven sites and outpatient care at 17 centres. We serve a population of 2.4 million across Cheshire and Merseyside.

With 1,500 specialist staff we are one of the largest NHS providers of non-surgical cancer treatment and we are consistently rated as one of the best performing hospitals in the Care Quality Commission’s national inpatient survey.

We also host the Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Alliance, one of 19 cancer alliances in England tasked with delivering the cancer elements of the NHS Long Term Plan.

In 2011 we opened Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Aintree. A £17m radiotherapy treatment centre based on the site of Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool.

In April 2013 we introduced the ‘Clatterbridge Private Clinic’ - a specialist unit for private patients offering chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.

In July 2017 the management of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s Haemato-oncology service transferred to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. This service provides inpatient and outpatient care for acute leukaemia; chronic leukaemia; lymphoma; myeloma and bone marrow (stem cell) transplant.

In June 2020 we opened Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool. The state-of-the-art 11-storey building delivers a wide range of highly-specialist care including pioneering chemotherapy, immunotherapy, bone marrow transplant, gene therapy and radiotherapy. The services also include diagnostics and imaging, outpatients, daycase treatments, a Teenage & Young Adult Unit, clinical therapies, and a wide range of cancer information and support.

(We continue to provide outpatient radiotherapy, chemotherapy, diagnostic and support services at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral.)