Attention Swindon residents! The Great Western Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust are launching a fundraising campaign tomorrow to raise £2.9 million to build a dedicated radiotherapy centre at the GWH. A new centre will save local residents who require treatment a painful and expensive 70 mile round trip to get to the nearest radiotherapy centre in Oxford.
Part of my plan for South Swindon is to enhance our local NHS so that all residents receive an even higher standard of local service, and I am wholly supportive of Swindon having a radiotherapy centre of its own.
Justin Tomlinson and I have already written to Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Health) and Simon Stevens (Chief Executive of NHS England) asking for their support, and I would encourage as many people as possible to help raise awareness of the campaign tomorrow. It’s easy, just take a picture of yourself standing in front of a clock or holding a watch and share the photos online using the hashtag #TheTimeIsNow.