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Community receives nurse-led mobile cancer treatment

Cancer patients across the north west of England are benefiting from reduced waiting times and treatment closer to home thanks to the Christie NHS Foundation Trust’s mobile chemotherapy unit

Cancer patients across the north west of England are benefiting from reduced waiting times and treatment closer to home thanks to the Christie NHS Foundation Trust’s mobile chemotherapy unit.

The nurse-led mobile service is managed by the trust’s chemotherapy outreach team, which treats patients from across the Greater Manchester and Chester regions, a population of around 3.2 million.

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust's mobile chemotherapy unit has a new location each day. Picture credit: Phil Tragen

The primary aim of the mobile unit is to provide treatment closer to home for patients who would usually travel long distances to attend appointments at the trust’s main hospital site in Manchester.

To ensure that standards of care and safety are consistent with the main site, the mobile unit is staffed by chemotherapy-trained nurses from the hospital.

The purpose-built unit is 50ft long and 15ft high. It

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