WORK to construct a new cancer support centre within the grounds of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan will start tomorrow (July 11).

“Maggie’s” has been designed, commissioned and funded by the Steve Morgan Foundation and is planned to open in 2025.

The centre’s staff will support people living with cancer, as well as family and friends, from across the whole of North Wale.

The North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre at Glan Clwyd sees approximately 5,000 people newly diagnosed with cancer every year.


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Dame Laura Lee, chief executive at Maggie’s (a charity providing free cancer support and information across the UK and online) , said: “We are delighted to be starting work on our centre in North Wales.

“Without the Steve Morgan Foundation’s incredibly generous support, we wouldn’t have been able to bring Maggie’s to North Wales and for that I am so grateful.

“I am greatly looking forward to working closely with the Steve Morgan Foundation and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, to ensure the people of North Wales have the support which has already been making such a difference to people’s lives in other parts of Wales for 13 years.”

The Steve Morgan Foundation has provided £4million to design, commission and build the centre in North Wales.

This is the second Maggie’s centre to be designed, commissioned and built by the Steve Morgan Foundation.

Liam Eaglestone, chief executive of the Steve Morgan Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be helping Maggie’s bring its vital cancer support to the people of North Wales, ensuring they will have the warm, welcoming and free expert support of a Maggie’s centre right on their doorstep.”

Carol Shillabeer, the health board's chief exeuctive, said: “I am delighted work is starting on Maggie’s Centre in North Wales.

“Working closely with the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, also based at Glan Clwyd Hospital, this new facility will extend and enhance the support we offer to people with cancer and their families.

“I also want to give particular thanks to the Steve Morgan Foundation for its generous funding of what I am sure will be a highly valued facility.”