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11.03.20

Milton Keynes University Hospital opens new £15m cancer centre

A new £15m cancer centre has opened to patients at Milton Keynes University Hospital, bringing significant improvements to treatment and supporting the local area by bringing together previously spread out services.

Prior to the opening of the centre, the services now provided under a single roof were spread across three sites.

The new site features outpatients, procedure and specialist treatment rooms, a 24-bed inpatient ward, a chemotherapy suite and 11 clinic rooms. There is also quiet rooms and family visiting rooms, holistic support and group therapy wellbeing rooms and the Irene Crosswell Macmillan Wellbeing Lounge, all designed to support patients and make treatment as comfortable and caring as possible.

Head of Cancer Services at Milton Keynes University Hospital, Sally Burnie, said: “Many Milton Keynes residents can now receive more holistic treatment for cancer in a much more comfortable and appropriate way. It is absolutely needed in order to keep up with the growth in the area and help to continue to provide the services for patients, both now and in the future.”

Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of the Milton Keynes University Hospital, said: “The opening of Milton Keynes Cancer Centre represents a huge leap in the journey to transform cancer treatment, care and research here in Milton Keynes, enabling our staff to provide a much better service to patients.

“It is a truly wonderful facility of which we are all very proud, and it signals our commitment to delivering the best care not just now but for future cancer patients in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.”

A linking corridor has also been constructed between new £15m cancer centre and the main hospital building, allowing easy access for patients, visitors and staff.

Main image credit: MKUH

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