Thinking Big and Being Bold: plans for a healthier city with The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Peter Moore.
Merseyside has a problem with cancer. People in our region are more likely to develop cancer than almost anywhere else in the UK, so it’s no surprise that it’s the biggest cause of death locally. But things are changing.
In recent years The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust - the specialist cancer trust serving the 2.4m people of Cheshire and Merseyside - has been on a mission to transform cancer care in our region.
But how do you begin to make real change for patients? Clatterbridge’s answer is to think big and be bold, continually innovating and striving for even better ways of delivering the most advanced and highest-quality cancer care.
It is this ambitious approach, combined with strong partnership working, that has seen it achieve what many people thought would be impossible – opening a major new 11-storey cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new hospital’s location next to the university will also help spearhead a new generation in cancer research in our city region, resulting in even better treatments and better outcomes.
But Clatterbridge doesn’t stand still and has even bigger plans for the future, building on its strong track record of innovation. Examples include the multi-award-winning ‘Clatterbridge in the Community’ service, where patients can receive their chemotherapy and immunotherapy at home or in the workplace, and pioneering new business models and partnerships. Big ideas to create big change.
At this event our host, Mike Gibney, will be discussing these changes and their wider implications to our city with Dr Liz Bishop and Professor Carlo Palmieri from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre as well as former LFC CEO Peter Moore who has been a key ambassador for the new hospital, a man who knows a thing or two about thinking big!