CANCER SERVICES RELOCATION: UPDATE
7 October 2009
Upper gastro-intestinal cancer surgery, presently at the RCHT hospital in Truro, is being transferred to a single specialist centre at Plymouth. Opposition still continues: see this report, ‘Protesters fight to keep cancer services,’ in today’s Western Morning News.
I’ve looked at this question already; I thought it was entirely settled and settled right.
In response to the latest moves Ann James, the head of the primary care trust in Cornwall, put the substance very well: the transfer is about “improving patients’ chances of survival.”
The arguments for transfer are seriously convincing. For the NHS in Cornwall this debate rightly ended months ago.
RCHT: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, an NHS trust running three hospitals in Cornwall