Hampshire set to get new £16m cancer treatment centre

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

Hampshire is set to get a new multi-million-pound cancer treatment centre. The centre, which will be built by the newly-formed Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – which covers Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover – could cost up to £16m. Currently, people living in north Hampshire have to travel to Southampton or Guildford to receive radiotherapy treatment.

No decision has yet been made as to where the facility will be built, although it is thought to be in the north of the county. The centre will offer chemotherapy, radiotherapy, palliative care, core therapies and complementary therapies to patients. Currently, people living in north Hampshire have to travel to Southampton or Guildford to receive radiotherapy treatment. This means patients often have to make 60- mile round-trips daily, for a period of up to six weeks at a time.

The new treatment facility, which is expected to cost between £12m and £16m, could be open as soon as 2015. Funding for the centre will be split between Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, fundraising and donations.


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