In 2021, The Christie became the Oncology partner to Kings College Hospital in advising a new client, Afreximbank, on this exciting hospital build project in Abuja, Nigeria.
This long-term partnership will see the initial development of a 170-bed hospital offering a full range of medical services. This will include diagnostics, treatment, surgery and post-surgical care, along with specialist services covering oncology, hematological diseases and cardiovascular ailments, then expanding to a 500-bed facility with education and clinical research services embedded.
Once fully established, this specialist centre is set to enhance access to healthcare services for 50,000 people a year, expand training and employment in the region, conserve foreign exchange in Africa and promote intra-African medical tourism.
The Christie International’s clinical and technical experts will provide oversight of the establishment of oncology services including;
- Clinical service strategy and design
- Workforce model and recruitment
- Clinical guidelines and protocols
- Ongoing quality and assurance
- The provision of clinical second opinions
The project will also allow The Christie School of Oncology to extend its global reach by providing education and training opportunities, including observerships, clinical fellows and online masterclasses.
Headed up by clinical lead Dr Lip Lee, the project will help further enhance the Trust’s reputation as a world leading cancer centre, provide an opportunity to reinvest income into The Christie’s NHS services and provide learning and development opportunities for the staff involved in contributing to the project.