The grounds of Macclesfield District General Hospital will be home to a new cancer care centre after Cheshire East Council gave planning permission.
The Christie at Macclesfield will provide cancer care across East Cheshire, North Staffordshire and the High Peak areas.
Work commences on the new centre early in 2020
It will bring together essential cancer services into one purpose-built unit delivering local specialist access to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, holistic support and information services, outpatient care, palliative care and clinical trials.
Dr Andrew Sykes comments
“We cannot say a big enough thank you to everyone in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas, who have supported us in our ambition to develop a new cancer centre in Macclesfield that delivers cancer care to the highest Christie standards.
“Our fundraising has got off to a great start but there is still a long way to go before we reach the £23m needed. We can’t do this without the support of the whole community.
“Since we launched this appeal we have heard time and again from patients and their carers about how much they value the care they receive from The Christie but how important it is for them to be able to have this closer to their homes.”
The centre will provide specialist examination rooms, a CT simulator to assist in procedure planning, plus counselling and complementary therapy rooms for patients.
The new cancer care centre looks to accommodate 40,000 patient visits each year plus radiotherapy treatments and chemotherapy treatments.