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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 September 2006, 11:02 GMT 12:02 UK
Charity starts mobile cancer unit
A charity is paying for a mobile cancer unit so people across three counties can have chemotherapy treatment closer to their homes.

The Hope for Tomorrow charity, which is based in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, was founded by Christine Mills after her husband died from the disease.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust will operate it across the county, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The facility can be used by up to 10 patients at a time.

A spokeswoman for the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said it would relieve the pressure on its outpatient facilities.

"The mobile unit will improve the quality of care by reducing the amount of travelling for patients receiving the treatment.

"The current plan is to start the service in Cirencester and Ross-on-Wye later this year.

"After an assessment of the first phase, we expect to extend the project to other areas."

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