9 March 2020
Siemens Healthineers has donated funds to The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity in Liverpool to build three rooms of its Big LEGO Brick Hospital, including one PET and two CT scanning suites.
As the charity looks forward to opening a brand-new cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool, it is building an incredible replica, made from 500,000 LEGO bricks.
Once complete, it will measure almost 3 metres high and include treatment machines, imaging equipment, hospital beds, medical equipment, staff, patients and everything else you’d expect to find in a hospital. For every pound donated, the charity will add another brick.
The money raised will support the innovative new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool’s first cancer hospital which is set to open in May 2020.
The hospital will mirror its LEGO counterpart, comprising of 11 floors and over 100 single en-suite patient rooms, bespoke facilities and highly advanced medical equipment. In order to ensure a harmonised approach, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre selected equipment from Siemens Healthineers in all but one area of the hospital. Systems include: the MAGNETOM Sola MRI scanner, SOMATOM Definition Edge CT scanner for diagnostics, SOMATOM Confidence CT scanner for radiotherapy planning, the Artis zee C-Arm and the Biograph Vision 600 PET/CT.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist cancer services from 18 sites across Merseyside and Cheshire. By building the new hospital and investing in their current services, they plan to transform cancer care across the area.
The new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre will give local people with cancer access to the most advanced care and treatment, taking pioneering therapies from bench to bedside faster, giving the best possible surroundings, built with the needs of patients at the forefront.
IMAGE: From left to right the image shows:
Russell Lodge, Gillian Wardropova, Neil Lincoln and Gill Coughlin from Siemens Healthineers GB&I. Toby (senior Radiographer), Helen (Principal Radiographer for MRI), Diana (Clinical Specialist PET CT), Linda (Radiology Business and Clinical development Manager) and Julie (Clinical Specialist CT).