Where we are today
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. Patient numbers continue to rise and during 2015/16 we registered over 9,500 new patients.
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. Patient numbers continue to rise and during 2014/15 we registered over 8,000 new patients.
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.
The treatment centre has benefited from significant financial investment over recent years and now hosts one of the best-equipped radiotherapy centres in the UK. The facilities include 11 clinical linear accelerators; superficial and orthovoltage X-ray machines; two simulators and two scanners. In addition there are three planning computers, including 3D planning facilities. A dedicated ‘Papillon’ suite now houses the UK’s first contact radiotherapy machine for early rectal tumours.
There are three inpatient wards and one chemotherapy day case ward, upgraded as part of a £3m investment plan. And with the support of the Teenage Cancer Trust we host the region’s Teenage and Young Adult Unit – a dedicated four-bedded facility for 16-24 year olds.
Acute oncology teams from Clatterbridge also operate from seven hospitals across the region to support patients admitted to A&E with cancer related illnesses. The team brings together expertise from oncology, surgery, emergency and general medicine to improve the quality of patient care.
We have a comprehensive network of clinics across the region where our skilled nurses administer complex chemotherapy. This means patients can be treated at their local hospital rather than travelling to Clatterbridge. A fleet of ‘chemo cars’ helps bring our services closer to our patient’s homes.
In April 2013 we introduced the ‘Clatterbridge Private Clinic’ - a specialist unit for private patients offering chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.
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