The Prince of Wales surprised Liverpool staff as he prepares to open a new major cancer hospital in the city
About 300 employees of the Clatterbridge Cancer Center had stopped for a short tea break when the screens of the new hospital lit up for their special royal message. The Prince of Wales congratulates them on their efforts to prepare the new hospital in time for its first hospital patients, despite the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“On such a memorable day, I just wanted to express my appreciation for the extraordinary efforts you have made to open this pioneering facility, which will truly transform cancer care for generations to come.”
The Prince of Wales also highlighted the huge benefits the new cancer center will bring to the 2.4 million people of Cheshire and Merseyside, including the most disadvantaged and those most in need of new and innovative treatments such as l immunotherapy and the most advanced forms of radiotherapy.
“It meant so much for the whole team to receive a very special message from the Prince of Wales. Everyone was truly honored and touched by his warm words. As you can imagine, everyone has worked incredibly hard over the past few months and they have been delighted to be recognized in this way by the Prince of Wales. “
Liverpool’s new Clatterbridge Cancer Center is part of a £ 162m investment to develop and transform cancer services in a region where people are more likely to develop and die from the disease than almost anywhere else in England . He welcomed his first hospital patients on Saturday 27 and will start day and outpatient treatments including chemotherapy and radiotherapy on Monday 29 June.
Located in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge District – next to the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital – the new cancer center will provide better and safer care for the most complex and critically ill patients, with on-site access to acute medical and surgical specialties. It also greatly improves the capacity for pioneering cancer research and clinical trials.
The hospital will provide a wide range of highly specialized cancer care, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, diagnostics, bone marrow transplantation and innovative enveloping care.