I can recall a conference organised by the former North Trent Cancer Network Consumer Research Panel in 2012 which focused on the present and future of radiotherapy. It was clear that the demand was growing significantly and that a second site delivering RT was needed in the locality. Meadowhall or Doncaster were cited as possible locations. Early in 2017 it was reported that plans to deliver RT at Doncaster were being shelved for financial reasons.
Recently, The Swallows head and neck group have drawn attention to a petition seeking to ensure sufficient funding is provided for the delivery of RT across the UK.
The lack of resources devoted to RT result in delays in treatment and also patients having to travel large distances to obtain life-saving treatment. This is a petition that deserves our support.
More information is available from Action Radiotherapy , who have organised the petition.