Staff at the new £10 million radiotherapy unit at East Surrey Hospital welcomed their first patient this week.
For Reigate resident Enoch Uthuba-Hatari this means the end of a 48 mile round trip each day as he can now have his treatment much closer to home.
The 75 year old said: “It’s lovely having this on my doorstep as I don’t have to go to Guildford every day and the staff here have all been wonderful.”
St Luke’s Radiotherapy Unit at East Surrey Hospital offers the best range of radiotherapy treatments currently available and is a joint project between Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
The unit has 2 ultramodern LINACs (Linear Accelerators) which are able to deliver the most accurate and safest dosing. Radiotherapy patients have free parking at the unit which is staffed by highly specialist and experienced clinicians supported by St Luke’s at RSCH and the fullest range of clinical trials.