Northern Centre for Cancer Care, North Cumbria

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Northern Centre for Cancer Care, North Cumbria

This new multi-million-pound scheme was developed in partnership between North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide cancer services of the highest quality to the people of north, west and east Cumbria. The facility on the former site of a tower block at Cumberland Infirmary is run by Newcastle Hospitals as part of the Northern Centre for Cancer Care.

The modern state-of-the-art building means that care will be available closer to home and, with non-surgical cancer services together under one roof, will avoid patients having to move around to different parts of the infirmary.

Included are a chemotherapy day unit with 15 treatment chairs and four single quiet rooms, two linear accelerator (LINAC) radiotherapy machines and a CT scanner suite as well as consultation, examination rooms and a café area.

Completed in May 2021, the £35m project was constructed by Graham as Principal Supply Chain Partner via the ProCure 22 Framework.

P+HS Architects were commissioned to provide full architectural services from project inception, working for the NHS Trusts and for Graham.

The team consulted widely on the project, using input from a broad range of stakeholders as they carefully considered and thoughtfully crafted design proposals. Every element of the design centres on people; how they might use and experience the building, with the aim of creating the best possible experience for staff, patients, carers, or relatives.

Our thanks to David Millington for the photographs!

“The quality of the design by P+HS is superb and will make a significant difference to patients.” Tim Holliday CCL Solutions

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The success of a building can only be measured by the people who use it, so we're always keen to gather feedback.

Visiting the project some months after opening, we talked to a few of the incredible staff who were involved in the development of the new Centre for Cancer Care. You can watch the video (left) to hear just how proud they are of their new building and the difference it has made to patients and staff.

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