Doctors and health commissioners have this week agreed that surgery for stomach and oesophagus cancers will take place in one dedicated centre for Greater Manchester, at Salford Royal Hospital. This means that the expertise and experience can all be focused in one team, which will mean better and more consistent high quality care for patients.
At the moment Salford Royal Hospital carry out a majority of the 150 operations each year, with others being undertaken at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe Hospital. These patients will now all have their major surgery at Salford Royal with their outpatient appointments remaining local. Doctors and nurses from all three sites have worked together to design this cutting-edge service.