(For treatment side effects and complications only)
FAQs for patients and visitors in regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be viewed here.
If you have any further questions regarding coronavirus in relation to your cancer treatment or clinic appointment please contact The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre COVID-19 Helpline:0151 318 8048 (Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm)
Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is further restricting access to our sites in Wirral and Aintree, as well as our clinics around the region.
We kindly ask that anyone with symptoms of a fever and/or an acute onset of a continuous cough, or those patients who have tested positive for coronavirus, do not visit any of our sites.
Please see the Public Health England website for the latest advice.
Latest information: Updated at 5pm on Tuesday 31st March
Due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases across the UK, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is working to ensure the safety of our patients, whilst continuing to provide clinical services during the pandemic. Therefore, clinicians are reviewing all patient treatments (including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy) delivered at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and our other sites – this is in line with government and national advice.
Our patients fall within the ‘high risk’ category for complications from coronavirus, so we are assessing the risk versus benefit of treatment at this time. Patients should be aware that this may mean that their treatment is stopped or that new treatments are deferred.
Please be aware that we are now conducting the majority of patient appointments by telephone to minimise the risk to patients and staff, and reducing footfall within our sites.
Our Medical Director, Dr Sheena Khanduri, explains what we are doing, why it is so important, and how we are supporting patients with any queries or concerns about coronavirus in our latest video here.
Latest information: Updated at 5pm on Tuesday 24th March
In order to keep our patients and staff safe during the coronavirus situation, we are further restricting access to all our sites with effect from Wednesday 25th March until further notice:
This is in line with the national NHS guidance.
We are sorry that we cannot allow visitors at this time and hope you will appreciate that we are not taking these measures lightly – we are doing it to keep people safe and reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission as far as possible. This is especially important for people with cancer and those caring for them.
A full list of departments and their visitor policy can be found below. This will be updated as soon as there are any changes.
Outpatient Chemotherapy AppointmentsWe have several chemotherapy clinics located in hospitals throughout Cheshire and Merseyside as well as at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral.
Haemato-Oncology (The Royal Liverpool University Hospital)
For further help, support and guidance, please speak to the Nurse or team leader in charge.
SignHealth, The Deaf Health Charity, have been producing BSL videos following the daily government updates on coronavirus. These videos can all be found here.