Royal opens Patient Treatment Centre
Press Release Posted 11 April 2012
His Royal Highnesses The Earl of Wessex officially
opened The Christie's Oak Road Patient Treatment Centre earlier
today (Wednesday 11th April).
His Royal Highnesses The Earl of Wessex
The Earl was shown around the Patient Treatment Centre by the
specialist cancer centre's chairman Lord Keith Bradley and deputy
chief executive Roger Spencer, and was introduced to several
members of staff, fundraisers and patients. During his tour,
he visited several integral parts of the centre, including the
blood room, pharmacy, clinical trials unit and chemotherapy lounge.
Lord Keith Bradley of The Christie, said:
"With its state-of-the-art treatment and research facilities,
our Oak RoadPatient Treatment Centre has brought major benefits to
our patients. We are now incredibly proud to house a
chemotherapy suite, our Clinical Trials Unit, which is the world's
largest for early phase cancer trials and more recently our six bed
inpatient facility for clinical trials.
"His Royal Highness caused some great excitement and pride
across the Trust, and we were delighted that he could come in
person and officially open our centre. Bringing this project
from planning stage to completion has been a real team effort, so
this visit gave us another chance to thank all those involved,
whether they are staff or external supporters."
The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Mr George Almond, along
with Mrs Elisabeth Almond and The Lord Mayor of Manchester,
Councillor Harry Lyons with the Lady Mayoress Ms Alison Cain, were
also present for the visit.
The £35 million Oak Road Patient Treatment Centre includes 70
beds, 10 consulting suites, a phlebotomy room for blood tests, a
pharmacy and two laboratories. It delivers 36,000
chemotherapy treatments per year and has over 2,400 patients
participating in over 400 different clinical trials
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