South Lakes takes ‘huge step forward’ in bid to bring radiotherapy treatment to Kendal

South Cumbria has been named one of just three places in England where cancer patients face ‘unjustifiably long and debilitating’ journeys for radiotherapy treatment. The research, conducted by NHS England, has prompted a government health minister to agree to meet with UK health bosses and South Lakes MP Tim Farron to discuss finally bringing a radiotherapy unit to Kendal’s Westmorland General Hospital.

The Westmorland Gazette