10 April 2014
Mr Jack Lopresti MP opens new local cancer treatment facility at Concord Medical Centre, Little Stoke
On Friday 11 April from 12:30-1:30pm, former cancer patient and
Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti
will visit the Concord Medical Centre to open a new facility
providing chemotherapy treatment in the community.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol)
has recently opened a community chemotherapy suite at the Concord
Medical Centre. The aim of this service is to deliver care closer
to patients' homes.
Mr Lopresti underwent a three month course of chemotherapy at UH
Bristol's Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) in 2013, after
receiving a diagnosis of bowel cancer. The new facility means that
many patients from Mr Lopresti's constituency who are having a
suitable course of treatment will be able to do so without having
to travel to Bristol city centre.
Jack Lopresti commented: "The community chemotherapy suite at
Concord Medical Centre is an extremely welcome addition to local
healthcare provision. During my own cancer treatment, I had to make
the journey from Filton to central Bristol. This new facility is
more accessible for local residents."
The community suite at Concord Medical Centre will provide
treatment to patients in exactly the same way as they would receive
it at BHOC; there are six reclining chairs and treatments will be
carried out by highly qualified nurses from BHOC. Patients remain
under the care of a UH Bristol consultant and will still need to
attend BHOC for reviews during their treatment.
Dr Simon Bradley, executive partner at Concord Medical Centre
said: "We are delighted to be offering this service at the centre,
making treatment more convenient and less stressful for local
people. I look forward to speaking with Mr Lopresti about the
benefits and advantages of our collaboration with University
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