Work has stared on the new £9 million cancer care centre at Springfield Hospital. This will be Chelmsford’s first dedicated cancer unit.
The cancer care centre forms part of a larger £16 million expansion of the hospital and will provide on-site radiotherapy and chemotherapy services. It is hoped that the centre will be ready by the end of the year.
Springfield Hospital is owned by Ramsay Healthcare. They have teamed up with Genesis Care, who provide specialist cancer diagnosis and treatment equipment.
David Hewitt, General Manager of Springfield Hospital said: “We are very excited to be able to combine the expertise of Ramsay, GenesisCare and local cancer specialists to provide Mid Essex with comprehensive cancer care including radiotherapy, an essential and long awaited service for our patients.”
Springfield Hospital is a private hospital that provides care for both insured patients and “pay for yourself” patients.