James Brokenshire MP will join senior NHS Executives at a ‘ground breaking’ ceremony later this week to mark the start of construction of the new Cancer Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital.
The centre will be run by Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Hospital Trust delivering more than 16,000 radiotherapy and 4,600 chemotherapy treatments each year in new state of the art treatment suites. The first patients are expected to be treated in Sidcup in 2016.
James has been a passionate advocate for the new cancer centre for many years and is delighted construction work at Queen Mary’s is getting underway.
Commenting James said:
“Having campaigned for the new cancer centre for many years, I am absolutely delighted that building work is starting. The new centre will deliver significant improvements for cancer care in this area, providing patients with treatment much closer to home. It’s also a further vote of confidence in Queen Mary’s, underlining the positive future for the hospital and strengthening the range of services provided from Sidcup.”