Oxford University Hospitals to Operate Newly Established Radiotherapy Facility in Milton Keynes

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) and Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) have finalized an agreement regarding the provision of radiotherapy services at Milton Keynes University Hospital. The upcoming Oxford University Hospitals Radiotherapy Centre @ Milton Keynes will be managed by experienced clinicians from Oxford University Hospitals. Construction of the radiotherapy center is currently in progress and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2024. Following this, a six-month period is allocated for the installation and thorough testing of the specialized radiotherapy equipment. It is anticipated that the first patients will receive treatment at the new center by the following winter.

This initiative aims to greatly improve access to life-saving treatment for cancer patients in Milton Keynes. Currently, a significant portion of patients from Milton Keynes and neighboring areas must travel to Oxford and other distant locations for their treatment. The partnership between Oxford University Hospitals and Milton Keynes University Hospital further solidifies, with OUH already providing renal services and some emergency cardiology services in Milton Keynes. Both trusts hope that this collaboration will result in improved access to specialized care for the local population.

"The impact of this new facility on local cancer patients and their families cannot be overstated. Reduced travel time means less stress and anxiety and more time for other important activities. This initiative reflects our commitment to providing compassionate and excellent care closer to home," says an OUH representative. OUH Radiotherapy emphasizes consistent, high-quality treatment with personalized care, now available in a more accessible location.




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