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Northern Centre for Cancer Care

The Northern Centre for Cancer Care, North Cumbria provides a hub for detection of cancer and the delivery of treatment for patients across the region, improving access to care and improving patient outcomes.

The facility will be used by patients from all over north, west and east Cumbria. The centre is a partnership between North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The service is run by Newcastle Hospitals as part of the Northern Centre for Cancer Care.

The centre opened in August 2021. 

 What benefits will this new development bring?

The new centre will enable early detection of cancer and deliver bespoke, precise treatments that will radically improve patient outcomes
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Outpatients and inpatients will be cared for in separate areas, providing more privacy and dignity and more effective care
The centre will have a modern but welcoming feel, reducing stress and anxiety and promoting health and wellbeing
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New equipment will support faster diagnosis, with built-in video conferencing technology meaning some patients could have consultations via a video link

What does the new hospital look like?

Exterior image of Northern Centre for Cancer Care
Exterior image of Northern Centre for Cancer Care

Health Secretary opens the Northern Centre for Cancer Care

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Thousands of patients in Cumbria will benefit from state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and treatment at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, which was officially opened by the Health Secretary Sajid Javid on 19 August.

The Health Secretary toured the hospital, spoke to frontline staff and patients and officially opened the new facilities.

I am incredibly honoured to open this cancer hospital in Carlisle, which will support thousands of people by bringing these vital services under one roof, as part of our commitment to deliver 48 hospitals by 2030, backed by an initial £3.7 billion.

Cancer diagnosis and treatment is a top priority and I am committed to tackling the backlogs caused by this pandemic.

The NHS is here for everyone and I look forward to seeing how the hospital will help to diagnose and treat cancer patients across Cumbria by levelling up cancer care in the region.

Sajid Javid MP

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Find out more about the hospital

For more information and the latest news about the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, visit the Trust’s website herePath