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Guildford and Redhill hospitals sign radiotherapy agreement

Cancer patients in Surrey will have a greater choice over where they receive radiotherapy treatment following a £10m agreement between two hospital trusts.

From the end of 2013, patients who are currently treated at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, in Guildford, will be able to use East Surrey Hospital, in Redhill.

It is hoped the new facility will shorten journey times for patients.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council are now considering the plans.

Michael Wilson, who is the chief executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs the hospital in Redhill, said: "This is good news for patients living in Surrey and Sussex as it will provide care closer to home.

"It is also an example of how by working in partnership with other hospitals we are securing the future of hospital services on this site."

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