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 and Merseyside, and the surrounding areas, including North Wales and 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:

Full list of our services

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

Aseptic medicines production unit 

We have an on-site aseptic unit, producing many of the doses of chemotherapy we need to treat our patients

Chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer treatments (SACT)

These are drug treatments for cancer and include gene therapies, immunotherapies and other molecular agents


Inpatient and outpatient care for acute leukaemia, chronic leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and stem cell (bone marrow) transplant

Eye proton therapy

We have the UK’s only low-energy proton beam therapy facility for treating rare eye tumours

Inpatient wards

We have 110 individual le en-suite rooms at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool


Our Pharmacy team work with doctors, nurses and other professionals to make sure the medicines you receive are the correct ones for you both as an inpatient and outpatient


Our physicists provide essential scientific support for radiology and radiotherapy treatment

Radiology and pre-treatment radiotherapy (diagnostic imaging and treatment planning)

Our radiology service includes CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET-CT, ultrasound and x-ray. It also includes radiotherapy treatment planning


We have linear accelerators (radiotherapy treatment machines) on all three of our main sites

Research and innovation

We carry out leading-edge clinical trials of new cancer treatments, including 'first in human' trials. 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 and benefits advice, and survivorship (living with and beyond cancer)

Urgent cancer care

We provide 24-hour phone support for patients who need urgent advice or care while having cancer treatment. Our Clinical Decisions Unit offers rapid triage, assessment and care for patients referred to it by a health professional

Our Group

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust has two wholly-owned subsidiary companies (PharmaC and PropCare) and one joint venture (Clatterbridge Private Clinic). They are all important parts of our Group.  

The Charity

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for patients and research at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. 

Hosted services

We are the host organisation for Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance and Cheshire and Merseyside Acute and Specialist Trusts (CMAST) Diagnostics Programme. We are proud to work in partnership with colleagues across Cheshire and Merseyside and to host these services on their behalf. 

Key partnerships

Find out more about who we work with and our key partnerships.