Health Secretary, Shona Robison had her first visit of Lanarkshire Beatson, to announce the funding of new a breast cancer research project at Scotland’s newest radiotherapy centre situated at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie.
During her visit to the centre, Ms Robison toured the facilities including Beatson Cancer Charity's therapy room, while meeting our Chief Executive and therapists from our Patient and Family Support team.
Ms Robison said: “We are committed to providing the best possible care for those with cancer. This includes supporting ground-breaking research, as well as modern treatment facilities like the new Lanarkshire Beatson.
“While research into cancer is vital, we must also continue to invest in the treatment for those with the condition. Demand for radiotherapy is set to increase significantly over the next 10 years as more of us live longer and more cases of cancer are detected at an earlier stage.
“This is why the Scottish Government is determined to see more patients treated in modern facilities like the Lanarkshire Beatson.
“The services offered at this centre will give more patients access to diagnostic services and cancer treatment not previously available in the area."
Beatson Cancer Charity is determined to help more people in Lanarkshire beat cancer. With your support we want to create a relaxing and calming environment and fund vital patient and family support services.
An investment in the new Lanarkshire Beatson is a wonderful way to support the local community. Let’s show cancer we mean business!