Plans to extend the oncology unit at Kingston Hospital to bring cancer diagnosis and treatment services into one building have been given the go-ahead.

The council has approved a planning application to expand the Sir William Rous Unit, which will bring in chemotherapy services from the Roehampton Wing, as well as provide space for examination rooms, drugs facilities and a roof terrace for relaxation.

It currently houses oncology outpatients services - cancer treatment for patients who do not have to stay in the hospital.

According to plans, the new unit will "mimic the chemotherapy service provided by the Royal Marsden".

The National Cancer Patient Experience Surveys, published in 2016, showed that the haematoma-oncology service scored above average in just five of 59 questions.

The hospital claimed in its application that this development will be "an opportunity to improve patient experience".