CANCER patients will now be able to access their treatment in Sheffield even easier as a new transport service has been launched.

The service will start from Monday and will provide free travel from Oakwell Stadium to and from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for treatment.

It will be operated by a team of volunteer drivers and has been supported by local legend, Dickie Bird who provided sponsorship for the transport.

Emma Clarke, chief executive for Weston Park Cancer Charity said: “We don’t want anyone to ever have to face the decision to decline treatment because travel to and from their appointments is the barrier.

“A cancer diagnosis is a very difficult thing for anyone to hear. Imagine that the recommended treatment is miles away from your home and you have no ability to make that journey.
“This is why we are expanding our transport service to Barnsley and the surrounding areas. We’re extremely grateful for our incredible team of volunteers and to everybody who has supported the launch of this priceless new service.”
The service will run twice-a-day at 9am and 1.30pm. To book contact