NHS Ayrshire and Arran are urging the public to give their thoughts on potential changes to cancer services through an in-person consultation.

Residents can visit the drop-in session to talk about the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) service changes at Irvine's Fullarton Connexions on Tuesday March 28 between 10am and 2pm.

The service saw changes during the pandemic and if the proposals are successful, the changes will become permanent.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Director of Acute Services Joanne Edwards said: “Our public consultation on SACT services is well underway and has been running for over a month now.

“This event in Irvine will be another opportunity for local people to participate by finding out how services are currently delivered in Ayrshire for treatments like chemotherapy and immunotherapy, as well as hear more about the proposals to retain changes to SACT made during the pandemic.

“This face to face event is one of a series of community events being held as part of the consultation.

“Please look out for details on our website and social media channels, where you can also find resources relating to the consultation and access the survey itself.”

The service includes all anti-cancer drug treatments, such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

The temporary changes saw the health board move all treatments from Ayr Hospital, instead using a separate bespoke unit for day case chemotherapy and making use of the inpatient cancer ward at Crosshouse Hospital.

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An online consultation on the changes opened in February and will be available to the public until Friday May 19.

You can access the online consultation here: www.jointheconversation-nhsaaa.co.uk.