Charlie Bear for Cancer Care

Charlie Bear was originally launched as a charity in 1978 to raise vital funds to help support people with cancer in a variety of ways. 

This is now a dedicated charitable fund based at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care and supported by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Northern Centre for Cancer Care

Northern Centre for Cancer Care

Freeman Hospital

Welcome to our award-winning Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) – the largest centre of its kind in the North of England. Since we opened our doors at the Freeman Hospital in 2009, our ambition has been to give all our patients the best possible opportunity to beat cancer and leukaemia.

At NCCC we are committed to giving you the very best possible opportunity to beat cancer and leukaemia and lead a normal life again. Offering a wide range of services to meet your every need, our world class specialists are here for you every step of the way - combining compassion and leading edge technology in a modern and welcoming environment with research into new treatments so that you receive the very best care today and in the future.

Looking after the person in every patient

With state of the art buildings and access to the very latest technology, we believe our cancer services provide a level of care unparalleled anywhere else in the UK today.

Our brand new Cancer Centre won the Building Better Healthcare Award for “Best Hospital Design”, and our unique suite of treatment facilities includes the UK’s first ever Primatom™ and one of the very first TomoTherapy® machines available in the NHS – the most advanced and accurate radiotherapy equipment available.

 Our comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art facilities at NCCC includes:

Support services such as clinical psychology, physiotherapy, dietetics, speech and language therapy and social work are also available to provide you with all the advice and counselling support you might need - where and when you need it.

International-renowned cancer specialists right on your doorstop

As one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK we offer a wider range of specialist services than any other and have the expertise to treat any type of cancer. And it’s not just beating the cancer we focus on. We know that the powerful treatments needed can affect other aspects of your health, such as your appearance or ability to have children. Whatever your need, you can be referred to a specialist right here in Newcastle, to discuss all the treatment options available to you, so you remain in control of your care.

We know that caring for you is so much more than having the latest hi-tech equipment and internationally renowned medical experts – we focus on your wellbeing, helping you, and your family, to lead as normal a life as possible whilst giving you the very best treatment available. Making sure we meet your every need is our priority and we know it’s the little but important things that can make all the difference. That’s why we provide car parking just opposite the centre so you don’t have far to walk.

Our wide range of services includes one of the largest ‘Macmillan Information and Support Centres’ in the North, with all the information and practical support you could wish for, as well as our ‘Look Good Feel Better’, hair and scalp care services offering practical advice including specially designed headwear – all to help you look and feel as well as possible.

World leaders in clinical research

Research into new cancer therapies is a real priority for us as we continue our quest to find the cures for tomorrow, and to offer you the very latest advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

An integral part of our new centre is the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre – a purpose-built facility which provides the ideal environment for the ground-breaking research carried out by our world-leading cancer specialists.

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