Service’s status up for review
The mobile chemotherapy unit arrived at the William Harvey Hospital in July last year when the Celia Blakey Centre closed due to nurse shortages.
Patients were faced with either a gruelling 30-mile round trip to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital or the prospect of being treated in a vehicle in the car park.
The mobile unit, named Caron in memory of broadcaster Gloria Hunniford’s late daughter and former Blue Peter presenter Caron Keating, visits every Monday and Friday.
The Celia Blakey Centre closure is due to be reviewed in July, when it is hoped plans will be put in place to reopen the centre.