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Formerly St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Our Services A - Z - Lilac Centre

About the service

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The Lilac Centre is a haematology and oncology day unit based at St Helens Hospital. The centre operates from Monday to Friday from 8.00am until 5.00pm. We are closed on some bank holidays over the Christmas and Easter period.

The Lilac Centre is predominantly a Chemotherapy / Immunotherapy Day Unit, delivering various Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatments (SACT). We also provide supportive treatments/care for patients that require other supportive therapies.

We achieved the Macmillan Cancer Support Quality Environment Mark Award in 2010, 2014, 2017 and 2023 the first chemotherapy unit nationally to receive this prestigious award aiming to improve the wellbeing of people living with cancer.

The Lilac Centre offers holistic therapies to support patients and carers; this includes counselling support and complimentary therapies such as reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology and hot stone therapy.

The Lilac Centre and Ward 2A at Whiston Hospital provide a 24-hour advice line for patients. We have a policy which encourages patients to phone if they are experiencing problems related to their treatment:

  • Lilac Centre Monday – Friday 9am -5pm -  01744 646170. 
  • Out of hours contact numbers for Oncology patients (Clatterbridge Triage Line) – 0800 169 5555.
  • Out of hours for haematology patients (Ward 2A) – 0151 430 1560.

These phone numbers will be given to you on your first visit to the Lilac Centre. If you are unwell out of hours you may be advised to attend A&E (please take your Chemotherapy Alert card).


Page last updated on 09th May 2024

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