Major boost expected for cancer care

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to secure more Government funding for cancer hospices have greeted an announcement that £10 million will soon become available as a "major breakthrough.

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to secure more government funding for cancer hospices have greeted an announcement that £10 million will soon become available as a "major breakthrough."

It has been promised that the money, earmarked as part of £50m for use in charitable hospices two years ago, will finally filter down to units, such as St Elizabeth in Ipswich and St Nicholas' in Bury St Edmunds, before the end of the financial year.

The cash, supplied as part of the NHS Cancer Plan by the Department of Health, will be spent on developing and expanding the services offered by palliative care units.