Proposals for State-of-the-art Cancer Centre at Cromer Hospital Approved
Our proposals for the new £4.15million state-of-the-art cancer care and support centre at Cromer and District Hospital have been approved by North Norfolk District Council.
Macmillan Cancer Support has worked with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop proposals for the centre.
In the 2015 local cancer strategy, potential demand for cancer services within the Trust was forecast to increase by over 200% over ten years.
Currently most people from the Cromer area have to travel to Norwich for treatment and the new centre will enable more people to access cancer treatment and support closer to home.
The building, which will see the refurbishment and extension of a disused ward, will be called the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre.
The centre, on the site of the former Davison Unit, will include:
- Six chemotherapy treatment chairs with capacity to treat up to 36 patients a day.
- Three new clinic rooms and two new minor procedure rooms, creating an additional 10,000 outpatient appointments annually.
- A Macmillan cancer information and support centre.
- The new unit will also free up space in the main Cromer Hospital building to deliver an extra 600 surgical procedures in dermatology, urology, vascular surgery and pain management.
Gwyneth Tyler, Macmillan Head of Services for South and East England, said: “The number of people living with cancer is growing and predicted to rise from 2.5million today to four million by 2030. This centre will help to meet the growing need in North Norfolk and enable more people to get treatment and support closer to home.”