The Centre For Clinical Haematology Expansion
Work has started to expand the globally significant Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The transformational £3.2m development to double the capacity of the world class Centre has received over £2m from the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Cure Leukaemia has made a commitment to raising the additional £1m by December 31st 2017. On this page we will document the progress of the project with photo and video updates in the coming months and also highlight the ways you can get involved to help Cure Leukaemia and the £1m Centre Appeal.
♦ To read our 'Quest For A Cure' brochure which details the vital importance of the new Centre click HERE
♦ To make a donation towards the appeal please click HERE
♦ If you'd like to organise your own fundraising event please email Jennie@cureleukaemia.co.uk or call 0121 236 9202.
Friday 18th August 2017
Great progress is being made at the Centre for Clinical Haematology - thanks to Interclass for sending through these images of the installation of the Air Handling Unit. The operation took 9 hours to complete and was very successful.
Wednesday 21st June 2017
A great day at the Centre for Clinical Haematology as the charity announced that £250,000 has been raised towqards the £1m appeal to fund the expansion. Metro Mayor Andy Street and Chair of Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP Steve Hollis were in attendance for a tour of the site from Professor Charlie Craddock CBE.
Steve Hollis said: “I’m delighted we have been able to support the Centre for Clinical Haematology’s transformative expansion through our funding, strengthening the Life Sciences offer in the region.
“A lot of great work is already being done which we can learn from and build upon through this refurbishment. I have witnessed how inspired senior NHS and University leadership can create a facility which drives rapid access to new therapies for patients with blood cancers, while simultaneously creating a model of accelerated clinical trials which benefits the whole life sciences sector.
“Birmingham’s credentials are strong. There are almost 7,000 companies in our collaborative life sciences network, experiencing rapid growth and committing to the UK by reinvesting in the city to create expertise, jobs and economic growth.“
Friday 26th May 2017
Watch this video below regarding the start of buildingwork at the Centre. We hear from consultant haematologist Sridhar Chaghanti, Peter Hood from the contractors Interclass, Cure Leukaemia CEO James McLaughlin and current patient Lizzie Dean.
Wednesday 24th May 2017
4.51pm - Great to see some of the reaction to the news on social media.
12.30pm - It was great to meet Interclass, the contractors from Wombourne near Wolverhampton who will be carrying out the buildingwork.
11.00am - Work has officially started at the Centre today! Clinical staff, representatives from the site contractor Interclass, architects Pinnegar Hayward Design and from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust attended a photo call at the Centre.
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017