Roof of new Swindon radiotherapy centre installed

By Barrie Hudson - 15 September 2021

  • VIPs gathered to mark the important stage in construction

    VIPs gathered to mark the important stage in construction

A topping out ceremony has been held at the new radiotherapy centre currently being built in Swindon.

It marked the installation of the roof and the building therefore reaching its highest point.
The ceremony was attended by senior figures from Great Western Hospitals, Oxford University Hospitals, construction company John Sisk & Son Ltd and Great Western Hospital charity Brighter Futures, whose fundraising made the centre possible.
Great Western Hospitals Trust chief executive Kevin McNamara said in an announcement on social media: "Over the past few months we've seen the Radiotherapy Centre really begin to take shape on our site, and it's great to reach this significant milestone in an ambitious project that will make a real difference to Swindon.
"This isn't just a development in a building programme, it's a really big step forward in bringing radiotherapy to Swindon and giving patients the great care they deserve much closer to home."
Lisa Utting, Fundraising and Volunteering Team Manager at Brighter Futures, said: "It really does feel amazing to have been part of the Radiotherapy fundraising appeal from the start of this journey in May 2015 and to see the roof be installed is just fantastic, it makes me feel so proud of what we have achieved as a team.
"This means so much to me personally, to my family, and all the local people I have met along the way, who have tirelessly helped bring radiotherapy services to Swindon. We are so grateful to all of our supporters; we owe a massive thank you to every single one of them."

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