We set up the Colocate Velindre website just two weeks ago. We wanted to share the strongly worded letter of warning from the Wales Cancer Research Centre’s External Advisory Board as widely as possible.
We’ll continue share facts about the weakness of Velindre’s plans and their impact on our future cancer services in Wales, and give updates on our campaign.
How are we doing?
The campaign, and the website, have been well received.
The website has had up to 500 hundred hits per day. We’ve also had many emails of support. Sadly, many people working in the NHS have asked for anonymity as they fear for the impact on their careers if their opposition to the plans becomes known.
We’ve had coverage in the South Wales Echo and Western Mail, as well as Wales Online https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/velindre-cardiff-cancer-hospital-plan-21575745?fbclid=IwAR1vpkCtKZyJYMbFep3CVQ8yOBkRagAP_bH3gjgLmJQFbj-OpD6UYQzvTIg
in the articles, Professor Neil Burnet, the Chair of the External Advisory Board, makes it clear that he is far from reassured by Velindre’s response to his letter, as in his view cancer centres work much better if they’re co-located with a big general hospital.
Our work goes on
We’ll continue to expose the weakness of Velindre’s plans, and provide new information as it becomes available. For instance, you’ll be able to watch a clinician explain her concerns on ITV Wales News at 6pm on Wednesday 22 September.
If you’d like to be involved, or just show your support, please get in touch at