Happy birthday Cancer Centre 

31/03/2017 00:00 
Today marks the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre’s fifth birthday.

Since we opened the doors in 2012, our staff have been providing excellent clinical care from state-of-the art facilities to thousands of patients with cancer and blood disorders.

We’re celebrating this landmark by sharing stories of patients who’ve been treated at the Centre and some of the staff who work there including Mark, a patient who helped design the building, senior staff nurse (and local resident) Salma, who’s developing her career at UCLH and Steve and Galina, who work behind the scenes to keep the Centre running like clockwork.

A lot has happened in the five years - the number of outpatient appointments has increased by 64 per cent since April 2012. In 2016/17 we carried out over 11,000 CT and nearly 4,000 MRI scans.

Kevin Sullivan, head of cancer operations, said: “Five years ago the Cancer Centre opened with the ambition to change the way we treat people with cancer and to improve patient experience.

“We have achieved this and more through our world-class building and our fantastic staff.

“It’s a privilege to work alongside such committed, hardworking colleagues who continuously seek to improve patient experience and outcomes.”

The Centre is a specialist centre for five different cancers and is a hub for world-leading research in immunotherapies, as well as being home to the London Sarcoma Service and Teenage and Young Adult Service.

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