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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 October 2005, 12:51 GMT 13:51 UK
Free travel for cancer patients
Patients using a cancer day centre at a Coventry hospital are being offered free transport to facilities in Warwick and Rugby when it closes in two weeks.

The centre at Walsgrave Hospital's oncology unit is to shut on 28 October.

The hospital trust said patients can use facilities at the new Myton Hospice when it opens at the new super hospital in Coventry in 2008 or early 2009.

In the meantime day patients will travel to centres at hospice sites in Warwick and Rugby.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust chairman, Bryan Stoten, said: "The intention was always when we moved oncology services into the new hospital, we would move the day centre facility into the Myton facilities.

"The problem was that originally the hospice was going to be provided simultaneously with the opening of the new hospital and unfortunately the money hasn't been raised fully yet."

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