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Apr

New Liverpool Clatterbridge Cancer Centre needs volunteers

The planned opening of a new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool has been brought forward. In order to support the NHS in the North West, and provide additional capacity for cancer patients, the flagship hospital is now aiming to open in May 2020.

The new hospital will provide vital support to the NHS by releasing a significant number of beds in acute hospitals across Cheshire and Merseyside, enabling them to be used to treat patients with serious illness related to COVID-19.

The Wirral Clatterbridge site will remain open as an out-patient facility.

In order to assist the opening of the new hospital, Clatterbridge is urgently seeking local people interested and willing to join a team of volunteers. Those volunteers will perform such tasks as signposting, escorting patients to where they need to be, handing out masks, offering hand gel and providing assistance with things like patient drinks in ward areas. This list is by no means exhaustive.

Those interested in becoming volunteers will be asked to complete an induction in at the end of April. The roles will begin when the hospital opens mid-May.

If you would like to volunteer for Clatterbridge, please email ccf-tr.volunteersatccc@nhs.net, requesting further details and an application form.

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