Despite being well maintained, our award winning chemotherapy unit at the Lister was finding it difficult to meet the complex needs of the current cancer population in the region and certainly couldn’t cope with the demands of the future.
Working together with Macmillan Cancer Support, the Trust has improved the future for people affected by cancer in the local community through building the new Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre that opened to patients in 2014.
With our Trust investment of £1.4m and a £1.5m contribution from Macmillan, the new £2.9m cancer centre at the Lister has addressed all the issues constraining the previous service. With the expert input from Macmillan Cancer Support, we have created a purpose built facility that is changing how cancer care is delivered across the region.
The new Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre :
- Provides double the amount of space currently available to the 220 patients treated each week.
- In the new facilities 18 people are able to receive their chemotherapy treatment at any one time, thus reducing waiting times and the need for people to have their treatment at another of the Trust’s hospitals.
- There are two restful and soothing gardens for people with cancer and their families, which have been designed to help improve patients’ response to treatment, as well as provide a welcome environment for accompanying family and friends.
- And finally the centre features clear areas where people can discuss sensitive information about their diagnosis and treatment with clinical and nursing staff.