Do you believe that all cancer patients should have access to the best treatment, regardless of where they live? At The Christie, we certainly do.
Our main Christie hospital in Withington is delivering the very best in cancer treatment and care to patients across the North West, and our local radiotherapy centres in Salford and Oldham offer care closer to home to patients north of Manchester.
Now we want to offer the same local support to patients south of Manchester, including Macclesfield and the surrounding areas by building a world-class cancer care centre in Macclesfield. Thanks to a wave of local support, we’ve now broken ground on the incredible new Christie Cancer Centre in Macclesfield.
But now we need your help for the final phase of the build.
More than 45 minutes’ travel
Currently, thousands of patients in East Cheshire have to travel more than the recommended 45 minutes for their regular chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.
These are patients like Nicola Hodkinson. Nicola was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2019 and treated at The Christie over a period of 7 months. She made a full recovery and is once again enjoying life with her husband and two grown-up sons.
But having to commute every day to receive treatment, from her home in Macclesfield to our site in Withington, added some complications for Nicola. That's why she's backing our plans to bring care closer to home for patients living in her area - read Nicola's story now.
Bringing cancer care closer to communities
This is why The Christie urgently needs funds to help the final phase of building The Christie cancer care centre at Macclesfield. It is due to open by the end of 2021, when it is expected to see around 1,500 patients a year – that’s approximately 40,000 appointments every year.
And that will make a big difference for those patients who have had to travel so far to receive their treatment.
Today, will you donate towards the build of The Christie cancer care centre at Macclesfield?
If you want to help us bring ground-breaking cancer care to The Christie Cancer Centre in Macclesfield, please give using the donation form below. We’re truly grateful for anything you can afford to give.
You can also support the on-going development of the ground-breaking Cancer Centre in Macclesfield with a regular gift - please use the button below to give.