Apr 4 2012 by Lorna Hughes, Bromborough and Bebington News
CLATTERBRIDGE Centre for Oncology has changed its name – saying people found the word “oncology” confusing.
The centre is now known as as The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
The Trust received more than 500 formal responses to a consultation on the name change and possible alternatives, with 66% being in favour of the new name.
The centre’s full title is The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.
Chief executive Andrew Cannell said: “The reason for changing our name is to make it much clearer to our patients and the public what the hospital does.
“We currently provide cancer treatment to over 26,000 patients every year. These patients are treated at our site in Wirral, the satellite radiotherapy centre in Liverpool and at seven chemotherapy clinics across the region.
“Changing our name will allow us to make it as clear as possible for our patients who is delivering their treatment, as it is important that patients can clearly identify the service they receive is being provided by the Clatterbridge specialists, no matter where they are being treated.”