Another chance to see proposed plans for our new clinical facility 

17/10/2013 00:00 
UCLH’s plans for a new £300 million clinical facility in London – housing the world’s most advanced form of radiotherapy – will be on public display again next week.
 

The facility would be part of the University College Hospital campus with the centre piece – a proton beam therapy system up to four floors below ground. Further to our previous public exhibitions earlier this month, we are now inviting people to learn more about the proposals on Monday, 21 October and on Wednesday, 23 October from 3pm until 7.30pm in the University College Hospital atrium, Euston Road, NW1 2BU.

Proton Beam Therapy is a particularly important form of cancer treatment as it targets tumours precisely with less damage to surrounding tissues. This can improve the quality of life for patients following cancer treatment by reducing long-term side effects. A state-of-the-art patient facility with patient beds and operating theatres is planned for above ground.

Currently, the NHS sends children and adults needing Proton Beam Therapy to the United States and Switzerland. The Department of Health has chosen UCLH and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester as the two hospitals that will provide the service in the UK.

Sir Robert Naylor, UCLH chief executive, said: “Alongside the recently opened University College Hospital Macmillan Centre and our patient hotel The Cotton Rooms, these incredibly exciting plans which will put London firmly on the map when it comes to delivering world class cancer services.”

UCLH is currently developing the plans and, subject to planning approval, hopes to start building work in summer 2014.

The whole facility is planned to be more than 25,000 sq m with four floors below ground and five floors above ground. Details of other services provided from the site are still being developed.

 

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