The Linda McCartney Centre began its life as a nursing college when the Royal Liverpool Hospital was built in 1971 but became under-utilised when nurse training was transferred to John Moores University.

Many ideas were put forward for the building until it was agreed it would become a treatment centre. The Forget-Me-Not Cancer Appeal was launched to raise the £4 million needed to turn the disused building into a patient friendly centre. This practical and comfortable centre brought together a state of the art breast assessment unit, a purpose built chemotherapy unit, outpatient unit and a research and development department overseeing over 500 different forms of research within the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Due to the services that The Linda McCartney Centre provides people from all over the North West travel to the centre for some of the most advances and innovative treatments available in the UK today.