Crane goes up at Hereford Satellite Radiotherapy Unit
The crane is now in place, marking the next phase of construction for the new radiotherapy unit at the County Hospital, Hereford.
Ongoing work will now be more evident to visitors as building continues at the £7.7m state-of-the-art radiotherapy unit, which is due to welcome its first patients in late 2014.
Dr Frank Harsent, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (who are building, staffing and managing the new unit), said:
"We are all delighted to mark another landmark stage in the development of this much-needed unit. All the staff involved look forward to the opening of the radiotherapy unit in just over a year’s time. Looking ahead to that opening, I am pleased that patients in Herefordshire will benefit from the services offered by the new unit both in terms of quality and local accessibility.”
Helen Byard, Service Delivery Manager- Elective Care at Wye Valley NHS Trust, added:
“Our patients and staff are extremely pleased that work is progressing well with the development of the new Radiotherapy unit. The crane’s arrival at the County Hospital signifies the next step to create a bespoke Radiotherapy facility and we look forward to seeing the building rise from the ground over the coming months.”