Our vision

  • All patients should be able to access the best care and most advanced treatment, facilities and equipment as close to home as possible.
  • Cancer care should be seamless throughout the whole patient journey from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Different professionals and organisations involved in a patient’s care should work together in a fully joined-up way.
  • People receiving inpatient (overnight) cancer care should have rapid on-site access to experts in intensive care and medical/surgical specialties if they need it, without having to be transferred by ambulance to another site. 
  • All cancer patients should be offered the chance to take part in clinical trials if they wish to do so.
  • It should be easy for NHS healthcare professionals, university academics and cancer researchers to work together so patients receive the very best care.
  • Cheshire and Merseyside should become a world-class centre of excellence in cancer so patients can benefit from the most advanced expertise, treatments and research, including ‘first in human’ clinical trials.