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Patients to benefit from new cancer facility next spring

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has announced that a new facility that will improve cancer care is set to open next spring.

The new Aseptic Unit will be used to make chemotherapy medications for the health setting’s oncology and haematology patients, allowing the trust to become more independent and move away from relying on external support as extensively.

The new £2.5m facility will feature contemporary pharmacy clean rooms, safety equipment for preparing and handling chemotherapy, clinical trial medication offices, space for pharmacists, and more.

Stephanie Lawton, Chief Operating Officer, said: “The new Aseptic Unit represents an investment of £2.5million in improving the experience for our patients with cancer and the working environment for our people. The modern facility will enhance the high quality care our dedicated teams provide – thank you to everyone involved.”

The facility is being built at the back of The Princess Alexandra Hospital across from the trust’s Williams Day Unit, where patients get their cancer treatment.

The trust say the renovations have transformed the area, with Chief Pharmacist, John Biddulph adding: “We are delighted to see the construction of our new Aseptic Unit progressing at pace. This is a significant milestone in producing treatments for patients with cancer, with up-to-date technology and equipment. We are looking forward to the opening next spring.”

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