Chemo unit plans await council ‘OK’

09:41 02 May 2013

An artist impression of the new chemotherapy unit and day treatment centre.

An artist impression of the new chemotherapy unit and day treatment centre.

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Exciting plans for new hospital unit are now available to view by members of the public.

An artist impression of the new chemotherapy unit and day treatment centre.An artist impression of the new chemotherapy unit and day treatment centre.

EXCITING plans for a new chemotherapy unit and day treatment centre are expected to be determined by North Devon Council by the end of the month.

Members of the public now have the opportunity to view detailed designs for the proposed development at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

The blueprint submitted by architects from David Wilson Partnership outlines a brand new stand-alone space alongside, and linked to, the main hospital building.

It will have its own entrance and drop-off point; reception and waiting area; consulting rooms for haematology and oncology outpatients; two open plan rooms for chemotherapy and other treatment; as well as two separate en-suite treatment rooms.

Other features include pre-treatment rooms; a quiet room; staff room; and courtyard area.

Last month, the Gazette reported that pending planning permission, work on the new unit could start this summer.

In just two years, people in North Devon has raised an astonishing £1.48 million, and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust Charitable Fund is now calling on supporters to help reach the £2.2million target by the end of the year.

Julie Whitton, fundraiser for the said: “The Chemotherapy Appeal is at a very exciting time of development.

“We now need to work very hard towards our fund-raising target.

“We would love to hear from individuals, businesses and organisations who would like to raise funds or organise an event for the appeal.”

To get involved, contact Julie Whitton on 01271 311772, email juliewhitton@nhs.net or visit www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/fundraising

To view the plans visit http://planning.northdevon.gov.uk/detail.asp?AltRef=55592

Members of the public have until May 17 to comment on the proposal.

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