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Princess Royal to visit oncology centre

Worcester Editorial 26th Feb, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

THE CITY’S new oncology centre is set to be given the royal seal of approval later this year.

HRH the Princess Royal will cut the ribbon at the state-of-the-art Worcestershire Oncology Centre at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Monday, April 13 to declare it officially open.

The new £25million department, developed in partnership with the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, means patients can now receive radiotherapy treatment closer to their homes instead of having to travel to Coventry, Wolverhampton or Cheltenham.

It is estimated 95 per cent of the cancer care needed in the area will now be delivered at the new unit saving an estimated one million miles of travel a year.

The Royal Princess will also visit the new Meadow Birth Centre during her time at the hospital which is due to be opened at the end of March.

Harry Turner, chairman of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are honoured that HRH The Princess Royal has chosen to visit the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“The new Oncology Centre is a major development for patients in Worcestershire whilst the birth centre will give mums-to-be the choice of having their baby in a unit run by midwives.”

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