Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre revamp approved

Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
Image caption The £16m expansion of the centre has been approved by the city council

Plans to expand a cancer centre in Bristol have been given the go-ahead by the city council.

The £16m expansion of the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) will also see a more tailored service for teenagers and young adult patients.

Adult bone marrow transplant services based at the children's hospital will also be transferred to the centre.

The BHOC treats people with cancer and blood disorders in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Dr Alison Cameron, Macmillan teenage and young adults with cancer lead clinician, said: "This is a great step forward for patients in Bristol and across the South West.

"Now we will have the facilities for teenagers and young adults with cancer, and people with blood disorders, to match the service we already provide."

Some therapeutic services will also transfer from Southmead Hospital to the BHOC.

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