What The Christie at Macclesfield cancer centre offers
The Christie at Macclesfield is equipped with state-of-the-art radiotherapy treatment machines, a CT scanner and 18 treatment chairs. It will provide 46,000 patient appointments and visits each year and is the third in a network of local Christie radiotherapy centres where patients can access Christie treatment closer to home.
Delivering 12,500 radiotherapy treatments every year and 6,800 chemotherapy, immunotherapy and hormonal treatments, this ambitious project includes specialist examination rooms, a new chemotherapy suite, a CT scanner where treatments are planned, counselling and complementary therapy rooms, a cancer information centre, a charity centre and a refreshment area.
The centre marks a new era in cancer care and treatment for people from East Cheshire and the surrounding areas. Radiotherapy patients particularly will benefit from much shorter journeys in the future. Patients having radiotherapy can spend hours each day travelling to and from the Withington site for up to six weeks, at a time when they and their families are already very distressed.
How you can still help The Christie at Macclesfield
It's exciting to see the completion of our new cancer centre but there's still more we can do to support cancer patients as they go through their treatment. The Christie charity will continue to support complementary therapy, refreshments for patients, and other supportive services at The Christie at Macclesfield.
But to offer these enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds, we need your help. See how you can keep supporting The Christie at Macclesfield today.