On 1st July 2017 we marked the one year anniversary of a major milestone in plans to transform cancer care in the region – when we brought together the treatment of people with blood cancers and solid tumours.
Haemato-oncology had previously been split between The Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Aintree University Hospital, with The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre providing services for all other types of cancer.
In July 2017 the management of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital haemato-oncology service, and its 120 members of staff, transferred to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
The outpatient, inpatient and day case haemato-oncology services will continue to be delivered within the Royal Liverpool University Hospital before moving into The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s new 11-floor hospital when it opens in 2020. This will enable patients’ seamless access to the same services and levels of care no matter what type of cancer they have. This includes counselling, psychological and peer support, financial advice and therapies.
It also means more opportunity to make greater advances in research which will further improve specialist care for the regions cancer patients.