The Christie charity is aiming to raise just over £7 million for the redevelopment of our outpatient service that will see the current department move from its location near Wilmslow Road, to a brand new facility on the ground floor of the proton beam therapy building.
We have outgrown our main outpatient department on Wilmslow Road which is one of the busiest departments in the hospital.
Thanks to incredible changes in cancer care, we celebrate the news that patients today are now living with cancer much longer than ever before. This means that we are seeing patients in the outpatient clinics over a longer period of time, sometimes for several years.
In the past 12 months, we saw over 71,000 appointments took place in our outpatients department, and this number continues to grow. The service is in need of considerable redevelopment to provide patients with a department that offers a calm, relaxed environment. More consultation rooms, improved access to testing facilities and more efficient appointment systems will help us to reduce waiting times for patients and increase capacity.
Artist's impression of the new outpatients area
The first phase of the redevelopment is to undertake a re-location of the existing service to the space below the new proton beam therapy centre which will provide a more improved patient-centric environment than the current outpatients at Wilmslow Road.
Your donations in support of this project will enable us to create a superb new outpatient department which will not only enhance the hospital environment but will also improve the patient experience for current patients and for all those who will be referred to The Christie for cancer treatment in the future.
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A mailing we sent out for the new Outpatients department