New clinic set up in Spalding

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A new local chemotherapy, haematology and Lymphoedema clinic has been set up to provide care closer to home.

The clinic, which is run by Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is held every Tuesday at the Johnson Community Hospital. The intention is to provide a calm, comfortable and supportive environment where patients can receive their chemotherapy, blood transfusions and other IV infusions without having to travel to Peterborough. A monthly Lymphoedema clinic has also been set up at the hospital.

Kanchan Rege, Clinical Director of Cancer and Diagnostics, said “We appreciate long journeys can be tiring and difficult, particularly when a patient is attending a clinic for treatment. That is why we are committed to bringing quality cancer services closer to our patients’ homes.”

Phil Brassington of Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, said: “I had my first two chemotherapy treatments at Peterborough and my subsequent five treatments at Spalding. It was a joy not to have to travel.”