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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. And, as a result, something very exciting is about to happen…

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.

More than 45 minutes’ travel

Currently, 8,000 patients in East Cheshire have to travel more than the recommended 45 minutes for their regular chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.

These are patients like John Luke. When John was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2015, he knew he wanted to receive the best care possible.

This meant travelling from his Buxton home to The Christie in south Manchester for radiotherapy and hormone therapy.

John needed daily treatment for 4 weeks, with a round trip from Buxton taking up to 3 hours.

While he has nothing but praise for the care he received at The Christie, John knows that having the same outstanding Christie care in Macclesfield would have been easier for him. 

This marvellous facility in Macclesfield is going to make it so much easier to get treatment. You might need it yourself one day.

- John, Christie patient

Bringing cancer care closer to communities

This is why The Christie urgently needs funds to help build The Christie cancer care centre at Macclesfield. It is set to begin construction at Macclesfield District General Hospital in 2020.

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 like John 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?

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