Wiltshire mobile chemotherapy service being extended

A mobile chemotherapy unit
Image caption The mobile chemotherapy service in Wiltshire is being extended from three days to five

More cancer patients in Wiltshire will be able to make use of a mobile chemotherapy service from March.

The Hope for Tomorrow-funded unit is due to start offering treatment in the Marlborough and Malmesbury areas.

Parts of south Wiltshire are already served by the £260,000 unit which runs for three days each week.

From March the service will operate for five days a week including at Savernake Hospital on Thursdays and Malmesbury Primary Care Centre on Fridays.

Nurses from the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, where the unit will be based until March, will administer the chemotherapy.

Charity Hope for Tomorrow provides and funds the mobile service which was first launched in Wiltshire earlier this year.

Four mobile chemotherapy units are provided by the charity including ones in Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Hampshire.

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