Planning-background.jpgA major cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool

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People in Liverpool are more likely to die from cancer than anywhere else in England, and other parts of our region fare little better.

Sadly, despite the superb care available in Merseyside and Cheshire once cancer is diagnosed, a combination of reluctance to go to the doctor and lifestyle factors like smoking mean people here are more likely to get cancer – and less likely to have it diagnosed while it is still treatable.

That's why The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust plans to provide the best cancer care and research, right here where it's needed most with a major specialist cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool, centrally located for the 2.3m people across Merseyside and Cheshire.

The proposals were wholeheartedly approved when they went out for public consultation in 2014, with an incredible 91% saying they supported the vision and 88.5% saying the new hospital would help improve cancer care in our region.

Benefits of the new hospital

  • Centrally located for the 2.3m people of Merseyside and Cheshire
  • Superb cancer care by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre's highly-expert, compassionate staff
  • Advanced chemotherapy, radiotherapy, inpatients, urgent cancer care (triage and assessment), day-case treatment, outpatient clinics, therapeutic services, pharmacy, psychological support and wellbeing, holistic services, survivorship and life after cancer
  • On-site access to intensive care and other key specialists, important for the most complex and seriously unwell patients
  • Bringing together solid tumour and blood cancer care for people in Liverpool as the new home of the Royal Liverpool's blood cancer service
  • Separate from but joined to the Royal Liverpool, with link bridges between the two hospitals
  • Driving forward cancer research and clinical trials, further establishing Liverpool as a leading centre at the forefront of new treatments
  • A major part of Liverpool's vibrant new university teaching hospital campus, combining the expertise of the University of Liverpool, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, and other key partners
  • A hospital solely focused on cancer, with bespoke facilities designed for people with cancer
  • Built to be environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient
  • Benefiting local communities and businesses through the construction phase and beyond, delivering real social value

Current locations

At the moment, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre's main site is in Wirral (Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral). It provides the full range of care including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, inpatients, outpatients and support services.

We also have a radiotherapy unit on the Aintree University Hospital site (Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Aintree), and chemotherapy clinics in hospitals across Merseyside and Cheshire including Chester, Southport, Liverpool, Halton and St Helen's.
This makes routine care more convenient for many patients. However, many still have to travel all the way to Wirral from areas like Southport, Knowsley and St Helen's for their care.

Our new hospital in Liverpool (Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool) will be centrally located for the whole population we serve.We will also continue providing services at the current locations.

Who we are

At The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, we're proud to be the NHS's specialist cancer centre for 2.3m people in Merseyside and Cheshire, providing the most expert and compassionate care and carrying out vital research. We provide all solid tumour cancer care other than surgery.

Our partners

Laing O'Rourke is our construction contractor for design and build of the new hospital. BDP are the architects who have designed the building.