A new £3.5 million cancer treatment centre is being opened this evening at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital. It's using the latest stem cell technology to fight leukaemia and lymphoma. Patients can have privacy at the flick of a switch in the new wards for blood cancer sufferers at Derriford Hospital. You might think that's a bit flash for our cash-strapped NHS but the Plymouth and District Leukaemia Fund raised a third of a million pounds to pay for extras like this.
The NHS £3.5 million investment means many more leukeamia and lymphona sufferers can be treated as outpatients, and benefit from advanced stem cell therapies. It also means patients who would have previously gone to Bristol or London can now stay closer to home.
The team who helped raise the money will be unveiling the plaque this evening to declare it officially open.
You can watch John Andrews' report on this below: