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.

Our three specialist cancer centres are in Liverpool city centre, Wirral and Aintree. We also operate specialist chemotherapy clinics in district hospitals across Cheshire and Merseyside and deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home service.

Together, this enables us to provide a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies, like gene therapies and immunotherapies. We are also the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers. Additionally, we host the region’s Teenage and Young Adult Unit.

What we do

We are a tertiary cancer centre which means we see patients who have already been diagnosed and referred to us by other hospitals. We provide non-surgical cancer care e.g. chemotherapy and radiotherapy, for solid tumours and blood cancers.

Our services include:

  • Academic oncology – professors and senior clinical lecturers appointed jointly with the University of Liverpool
  • Acute oncology – specialist cancer support in A&E and acute care in other hospitals
  • Chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer treatments (SACT) - these are drug treatments for cancer and include gene therapies, immunotherapies and other molecular agents
  • Haemato-oncology – inpatient and outpatient care for acute leukaemia, chronic leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and bone marrow (stem cell) transplant
  • Eye proton therapy – we have the UK’s only low-energy proton beam therapy facility for treating rare eye tumours
  • Imaging and pre-treatment radiotherapy (diagnostic imaging / treatment planning) – we have PET-CT, CT, MRI, x-ray facilities and treatment planning
  • Inpatient wards – we have 110 fully-single en-suite rooms at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool
  • Pharmacy – we manufacture all the chemotherapy doses for solid tumour cancers in Cheshire and Merseyside
  • Physics – our physicists provide essential scientific support for radiotherapy treatment
  • Radiotherapy – we have linear accelerators (radiotherapy treatment machines) on all three of our main sites
  • Research and development – we carry out leading-edge clinical trials of new cancer treatments. Our BioBank of donated tissue provides a valuable resource for cancer researchers
  • Supportive care – including physiotherapy, psychological support, palliative care, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, cancer information, financial/benefits advice, and survivorship/living with and beyond cancer
  • Triage and assessment – we provide rapid-access assessment clinics and 24-hour phone support for patients who need urgent advice or care while having cancer treatment.

Mission and values

Our mission

We will:

Drive improved outcomes and experience through our unique network of specialist cancer care across Cheshire and Merseyside.

Our values

We are developing a new set of values and behaviours in partnership with staff.

Our current values are:

  • Putting people first
  • Achieving excellence
  • Passionate about what we do
  • Always improving our care
  • Looking to the future