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Town Crier opens new cancer facility at St Thomas'

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Peter Moore, Town Crier to the Mayor of London and the borough of Southwark, has officially opened a brand new treatment facility for cancer patients at St Thomas' Hospital.

Town Crier
Peter Moore with Dr Sarah Harris, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Guy's and St Thomas'

He unveiled the new Elekta 4 linear accelerator which is used by therapeutic radiographers to administer radiotherapy treatment.

Guy's and St Thomas' has five linear accelerators – one at Guy's, which is currently being replaced by a brand new machine, and four at St Thomas', which are all-new, state-of-the-art machines to ensure patients receive the very best treatment.

The new Elekta 4 linear accelerator has been installed at a cost of approximately 1 million, thanks to funding from the Department of Health.

Peter Moore, who has been a Town Crier for more than 25 years, is a familiar figure around London and especially in Southwark. Thousands of Londoners will also recognise his distinctive voice as a regular caller (Peter in Wandsworth) to LBC radio's Clive Bull.

Peter said: "I have received regular treatment at St Thomas' for the last 10 years and I am very grateful for the fantastic care that I have been given.

"Coming along to officially open this new piece of equipment was a small way of giving something back to the hospital for the wonderful treatment I have had – I am fed up with the NHS being knocked, my experience has been great and I will do anything I can to let people know about that."

Guy's and St Thomas' provides all radiotherapy services for patients with cancer in the South East London Cancer Network – an area of 1.7 million residents in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

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