The ambitious new centre will bring together essential cancer services into one purpose-built building. It will deliver local specialist access to:
- holistic support and information services,
- outpatient care,
- palliative care, and
- a wider range of clinical trials than at present.
The new facility received planning approval in September. It takes its influence from the sweeping brass cladding that will be familiar to visitors of our main Withington site whilst using local stone to ground the new facility in Macclesfield and surrounding area.
Dr Andrew Sykes, clinical lead for the new centre, said: “We have already heard from hundreds of people who have experienced cancer how much difference the new centre will make. Whilst patients and families are prepared to travel to The Christie in Withington for specialist services, we know that most would prefer to have their care locally where possible.
“The Christie at Macclesfield will provide the highest standard of cancer care for patients.”
Many patients from Macclesfield and beyond can spend hours travelling for treatment to The Christie. For radiotherapy, in particular, patients may have to visit The Christie every day for up to six weeks.