We are pleased to say that building work for a Radiotherapy Centre on the Great Western Hospital began on Monday 3 August.
This exciting news follows months of work behind the scenes and delays connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Centre will be an expansion of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's radiotherapy service, meaning Swindon patients will no longer need to travel to Oxford for treatment.
This development was made possible thanks to £2.9 million raised by the Trust's charity, Brighter Futures, and the incredible support of local fundraisers, including many staff, patients and local people.
A huge thank you to the people of Swindon and Wiltshire who helped raise the money which will help us to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for the new Centre.
The building work is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
In the event of a second wave of coronavirus, this timetable would possibly need to be revised.
Over the coming weeks and months we will keep you all up to date on the project as it progresses. We have installed a webcam so you will be able to see the building work to shape from the Brighter Futures website