Plans for £65m Birmingham hospital set for green light

A new £65m hospital for NHS and private patients in Birmingham is expected to be given the green light next week. The plans were first revealed in July 2017 by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and HCA Healthcare UK with the development having space for 138 beds and expected to be completed by 2020. It will treat people over the age of 18 and will increase capacity for NHS patients, providing 72 new beds and a radiotherapy unit.
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Adjuvant radiotherapy may improve survival in head and neck cancer

Adult patients with head and neck sarcoma with microscopic and macroscopic positive surgical margins may benefit from adjuvant radiotherapy, according to findings presented at the 2018 American Head & Neck Society Annual Meeting in National Harbour, Maryland. Positive margins post-surgery are associated with poor survival among patients with head and neck sarcoma, but the benefit of adjuvant radiotherapy was previously unestablished.
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X-rays and scanners are out-of-date at Hull hospitals – but there’s a £40m hole in the budget to pay for upgrade

Hospital bosses in Hull are considering applying for a multi-million pound loan to help pay for new medical and scientific equipment. The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust says it is £40m short of what it needs to update vital equipment such as scanners and X-ray machines over the next three years. Committee chairman Councillor Victoria Aitken said problems with ageing equipment continued to be a concern for patients. She said: “We all hear stories of patients going to hospital for radiotherapy or something similar only to be told they can’t have it because the machinery isn’t working.
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