The Christie Clinic Celebrates Five Years Of Working In Partnership With The Christie NHS Foundation TrustPosted November 24, 2015
The North West’s only private dedicated, comprehensive cancer centre, The Christie Clinic, celebrated its fifth anniversary by inviting patients past and present, consultants, nurses and staff to an afternoon tea party and balloon release.
The Christie Clinic is a joint venture between HCA Healthcare and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. These two providers came together in 2010 to create a cancer unit for private patients, bringing the security and safety of the NHS infrastructure together with the investment and technological advancements of HCA Healthcare.
Over the last five years, more than 7,500 patients have received treatment at The Christie Clinic, 45,000 outpatient appointments have been carried out and 200 patients have stayed in the Haematology and Transplant Unit (HTU) which is the only dedicated private service outside of London.
The partnership also provides additional revenue for the Trust, ultimately benefitting NHS patients, with £11.3 million being invested by The Christie Clinic into The Christie NHS Trust between 2012 and 2014.
Lesley Taylor, Regional Director of HCA Healthcare – Joint Ventures commented: “We were delighted to welcome so many of our patients and their families, past and present, to join us in a celebration of five years of providing private cancer care in partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
Lesley continued: “At The Christie Clinic, we are honoured to be able to care for people when they’re going through potentially the hardest times in their lives. Our consultants, nurses and staff are dedicated to delivering the highest quality care and the turnout of patients at the party was testament to this.”
The Christie Clinic remembered all the patients who have lost their fight with this disease by releasing balloons in their memory. An emotional release of 500 balloons were sent skywards by the clinic’s patients. This represented a 100 for every year The Christie Clinic has been open.