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EXCLUSIVE: First picture of major new cancer centre planned for Liverpool



Major plans for a £118m specialist cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool were set to be unveiled today.

The ECHO can exclusively reveal proposals for a major expansion of cancer services across Merseyside will go to public consultation this summer.

Run by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, the new hospital will share the same health campus as the new Royal Liverpool hospital and the University of Liverpool.

It will be funded by the NHS with support from fundraising appeals and be closer to home for around 63% of people with cancer across the region, helping improve care for sufferers.

Andrew Cannell, chief executive of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, said: “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform cancer care
Article continues here - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/revealed-major-new-cancer-centre-7516466
 

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Big investment. Good looking building. No need for any further consideration. Build it, as described in the image.

Improved screetscape, great impression for visitors coming into the city centre. Decent scale (just about). Lots of skilled, well-paid workers into the area. More spend.

Improved health care provision for more local residents.

What's noT to like?

Get it done.
 

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I hope it turns out like that, the immediate area is going to have so much going on when these latest developments are completed, that end of town is going to be unrecognisable in a few years, good well paid jobs aswell.
 

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Good news, all of this. Also, looking through the consulation document for this, it appears that the Royal site (inc. BioCampus) has been renamed 'Liverpool Health Campus'.

The cancer hospital in relation to the new Royal and BioCampus development -



Aerial of the hospital from the park side -




The consulation video for the development of a central Liverpool based hospital -


The consulation documents are available here - http://www.transformingcancercaremc.nhs.uk/consultation/
 

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New Liverpool £118m cancer hospital plans move a step closer

Plans for a new cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool have taken a major step forward.

Eight local authorities have now given their stamp of approval to plans that will see a new £118m cancer hospital built next to the new Royal Liverpool Hospital.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust wants to develop a new hospital on the same site as the Royal and the University of Liverpool so it can provide better care and save more lives.

It says the location would allow for closer working with other experts and create more research opportunities.

Services would continue at its current sites in Wirral and Fazakerley and its chemotherapy and outpatient clinics in hospitals across the region.

The Wirral site could continue to care for round 90% of patients who live nearby but inpatient beds and the most complex care would move from to Liverpool where there would be on-site access to intensive care and other expertise.

The new hospital is part of wider proposals to improve care for cancer patients called “Transforming Cancer Care”.

The joint health scrutiny committee for Cheshire and Merseyside, which was set up by the region’s local authorities to consider whether the new hospital was in the best interests of people’s health, has given its support.

* Click here for all our stories about the Royal Liverpool Hospital

After hearing the evidence, two councillors from each of the eight local authorities involved – Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Halton, Warrington, and Cheshire West and Chester – voted unanimously in favour of a motion to support the proposals for Transforming Cancer Care.

In addition, in a public consultation, 91% of people supported the trust’s vision for expanding and improving cancer care and 88.5% said the proposals for the new hospital would achieve it – even in areas where some people would have further to travel if inpatient beds and the most complex care moved.

In Wirral, 78% of people supported the vision and 71% said the proposals would achieve it.

Chief executive Andrew Cannell said: “We passionately believe this £118m investment will significantly expand and improve cancer care in Merseyside and Cheshire.

“Needless to say, we’re thrilled that patients, the public and the local authorities have given their resounding endorsement.”

The trust will now develop an outline business case, which it expects will be approved in summer 2015, and a full business case will follow a year later, enabling building work to start in 2016 and the hospital to open in 2018. There will also be work to remodel and upgrade the Wirral site completed in 2019.
 

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forget about amazon or ikea, this is a truly massive shot in the arm for the whole metro area's wellbeing, bringing in hundreds of well paid jobs, which means spending power, taxs, new homes, etc, as well as thousands of visitors and an enhancement of the qualities of the central core for healthcare as well as business, shopping or culture. If it became a great international institution I can only start to imagine its impact
 

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Liverpool health authority invests £10m in new cancer centre for city

Liverpool’s health authority has pledged to invest nearly £10m in a new cancer centre for the city.

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Wirral is currently writing an outline business case for a £118m cancer hospital that would be built next to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

The plans, which still have a number of stages to go through, carry a hefty price tag which also includes the cost of refurbishing the Wirral site and making a number of other changes to the way cancer care is provided in the region.

Clatterbridge has chosen not to use private finance, saying that the project will be funded by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s reserves and NHS commissioners, supported by a charitable appeal and a small amount of borrowing at low interest from government sources. Around half the cash has already been secured.

Today NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) approved an investment of £9.6m for the new cancer centre which is being built through Clatterbridge’s Transforming Cancer Care Programme.

Dr Nadim Fazlani, chair of NHS Liverpool CCG, said: “Patients in Cheshire and Merseyside already benefit from superb cancer services. However, there is a clear need to future proof these services to meet an increasing demand for cancer care and to ensure that Liverpool patients continue to enjoy the best specialist cancer care closer to home.

“By locating a new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre alongside the existing facilities available on the Royal Liverpool Hospital site, we move closer to the vision of Merseyside and Cheshire becoming a world-class centre of excellence for cancer services, which can only benefit patients in terms of access to the latest treatments, research and expertise.”

The plans for the new cancer centre also have the backing of local authorities in Cheshire and Merseyside including: Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Halton, Warrington, and Cheshire West and Chester.

Experts at Clatterbridge say the move will bring more research opportunities, will provide better cancer for cancer victims and save more lives.

Chief Executive of Clatterbridge, Andrew Cannell, said: “We passionately believe this investment will significantly expand and improve cancer care. The funding from the CCG will help us move a step closer to realising this vision.”

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is currently developing an outline business case, which it expects will be approved in summer 2015.

A full business case will follow a year later, enabling building work to start in 2016 and the hospital to open in 2018. There will also be work to remodel and upgrade the Wirral site, which will be completed in 2019.

WHAT ARE CLATTERBRIDGE’S PLANS?

* a new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre on West Derby Street in the heart of Liverpool on the same site as the Royal Liverpool Hospital, the University of Liverpool and Cancer Research UK’s Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit.

* an expansion of the services provided by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre to meet increased demands for specialist cancer care.

* refurbishment of the Wirral site

* teenagers and inpatients requiring the most complex care would move to the new centre in Liverpool where, unlike the current site in Wirral, patients would have on-site access to intensive care and other key specialties.

* Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s radiotherapy unit at Aintree and its chemotherapy and outpatient clinics across Merseyside and Cheshire would continue
 

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this is such a great idea. Having the brand new general hospital, the Universities and a state of the art cancer treatment centre side by side has enormous potential, hundreds of experts working together using the ultimate technology can make wonders to patients and their families and put Liverpool into the world elite in cancer research, encouraging even more investment and talented people into de city. Would be my breaking news today
 

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this is such a great idea. Having the brand new general hospital, the Universities and a state of the art cancer treatment centre side by side has enormous potential, hundreds of experts working together using the ultimate technology can make wonders to patients and their families and put Liverpool into the world elite in cancer research.
Yes, I agree, however it is not commonly known that Liverpool already commands a unique position in cancer research; Liverpool is home to the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to research into lung cancer, namely, the Roy Castle Institute into Lung Cancer Research.
 

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^^ yep just down the road,less than a mile as the crow flies. It's going to be an interesting watch this one (timewise at least) the proposed site is currently occupied by carillion site offices and their main contractor pedestrian entrance.
 

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Title change ?

May I suggest that the thread title be changed to read......

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, West Derby Street, Liverpool

This will be its correct name when up and running, also acknowledges its roots.
 

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Look inside the new £124m Clatterbridge Cancer Centre after plans are expanded

The new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre will be three storeys taller than originally planned after NHS bosses decided to boost the number of treatments it will offer.

The oncology hospital is due to move from its current home on the Wirral to Liverpool in 2019 at a cost of £124m.

The new building will now contain 110 beds after NHS bosses voted to move the Royal Liverpool Hospital’s blood cancer unit into the new Clatterbridge building.
Full article, including internal renders here - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/look-inside-new-124m-clatterbridge-10253882

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