Hereford Radiotherapy Unit
The Radiotherapy Unit at the County Hospital, Hereford opened in August 2014.
Hereford County Hospital is run by Wye Valley Trust, but this Unit has been built and will be run by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) who staff and manage the facility.
This radiotherapy service in Hereford has brought more cancer services closer to the homes of many patients who live in the area and means that many people receiving radiotherapy won’t have to make the long journey to Cheltenham at a time when they are feeling unwell. The unit treats patients from Herefordshire, Powys and surrounding areas who are referred to the Oncologists who work at The County Hospital.
The new unit will provide thousands of treatment sessions a year for the majority of local patients. A small percentage of patients will still have to travel to Cheltenham for more specialised treatments and to gain the added benefit of the expertise from a centralised clinical team. Almost all patients will travel to Cheltenham once for their initial treatment planning session.
The decision to use radiotherapy is made on a patient-by-patient basis. Therefore, all patients require an individualised treatment plan. Radiotherapy at Hereford is used to treat many forms of cancer and may be given alongside chemotherapy and/or surgery.
Video tour of the Radiotherapy Unit at the County Hospital, Hereford
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See more photographs of the unit.
You can also find out more about the history of the project.