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.