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Editorial Comment A big boost for patients.

It has long been an embarrassing bone of contention that patients in Wales are forced to travel to England for treatment.

This is still the case for many hundreds each year, with children travelling to Bristol for kidney transplants, and Birmingham for heart operations. Adults also face journeys across the border with hip operations being carried out in Somerset.

But thankfully, cancer patients, and others needing a detailed whole body check, will soon be able to get treatment closer to home instead of trekking to London.

The two state-of-the-art scanners for Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales will be welcomed by patients and doctors alike.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 3, 2005
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