Anglia Cancer Network

Anglia Cancer Network (ACN), the body that co-ordinates the development of cancer services across the region want to move head and neck cancer surgery to Norwich to comply with national guidelines.

Anglia Cancer Network (ACN), the body that co-ordinates the development of cancer services across the region want to move head and neck cancer surgery to Norwich to comply with national guidelines.

This guidance suggests that surgery is carried out in centres which serve a population of approximately one million people and treat at least 100 new cases each year, which Ipswich Hospital does not do.

ACN claim that the move will improve services for patients.

But The Evening Star is campaigning to block the move and keep the service at the fantastic oral and maxillofacial department at Ipswich Hospital to prevent ill people and their families having to travel more than 40 miles for their life saving surgery.

The highly skilled staff at the oral and maxillofacial department in Ipswich do wonderful work, not only for cancer patients, but also for people who have been injured in car accidents or injured in other ways.

This could all be under threat if the cancer surgery gets moved.

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