Northumberland set to become home of UK’s first proton beam therapy centre

Proposals for a state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre in Northumberland are to set to be given the go-ahead. Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee has been recommended to approve the plans for a new cancer treatment centre offering proton beam therapy on the Earth Balance wellness site in Bomarsundm, near Stakeford. The plans, submitted by Proton Partners International, include a proton therapy suite, a linear accelerator and a cancer treatment centre – making the site the first of its kind in the UK.

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