Aiming for cancer centre appeal to be successful

Health chiefs have welcomed plans to open a state-of-the-art cancer centre in east Cheshire, and are hoping residents can get behind the fundraising efforts.
The Christie Charity launched an appeal last week to raise £23m for a new cancer centre in the grounds of Macclesfield District General Hospital, (writes local democracy reporter Stephen Topping).
It would mean that the renowned specialist cancer care of The Christie, in Manchester, would be available more locally for patients in east Cheshire, north Staffordshire and the High Peak.
At Wednesday’s NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group governing body meeting, members supported the plans and called on the community to rally behind the cause.

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