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Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Opens in Liverpool

Infra News - Published on Fri, 03 Jul 2020

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A major new hospital that will transform cancer care in a region that is one of the worst affected nationally by the disease has opened in the heart of Liverpool. The 11 storey Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool will deliver highly-specialist care including pioneering immunotherapy and the most advanced forms of radiotherapy to the 2.4, and those in surrounding areas. The spectacular new hospital is part of a GBP 162 million investment in expanding and transforming cancer services across Cheshire and Merseyside, a region where people are more likely to develop the disease than almost anywhere else in the country.

The new hospital brings pioneering cancer treatment closer to communities that are among the most disadvantaged and most at risk of developing the disease during their lifetime. It means significantly shorter journey times for the majority of patients, including those from Knowsley which has the second highest incidence of cancer in England. At a regional level, cancer incidence in Cheshire and Merseyside is the third highest in England while deaths from cancer are 76 per cent above the European average.

The new hospital in Liverpool is centrally located for people across Cheshire & Merseyside, significantly reducing journey times for the 65 per cent of patients who live north of the Mersey.

Bringing cancer experts from the NHS and the University of Liverpool together on the same site will also significantly enhance opportunities for leading-edge cancer research, including early-phase clinical trials of new treatments.

Its 110 fully-single en-suite bedrooms will provide inpatients with total privacy as well as reducing any risk of infections. This is especially relevant during the pandemic because people with cancer can be at greater risk of becoming extremely unwell from COVID-19. The hospital also has special isolation facilities for patients whose immune systems mean they are particularly vulnerable to infection. The inpatient blood cancer unit will open later this year.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 03 Jul 2020
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