Shrewsbury’s new state-of-the-art £5 million cancer centre threw open its doors today as it begins the work of supporting thousands of patients from across Shropshire and Mid Wales.
The Lingen Davies Centre at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital was partially opened in April, with patients able to make use of the chemotherapy day centre.
And now work on the entire facility, which was built on the back of a major public fundraising campaign, has been completed, with patients able to use the newly-completed areas from today.
The site will now be able to serve more than 40,000 patients a year.
The two-floor building includes a reception area, an outpatient unit for haematology, head and neck, and oncology patients as well as the day unit for chemotherapy.
Much of the money to pay for the new unit was paid for by the Lingen Davies charity, which was first set up in Shrewsbury in 1979 with the initial aim of raising £1.25 million for a cobalt unit at the RSH.