NORTH Devon Hospital has appointed a contractor to take on the building of its chemotherapy unit.
Morgan Sindall will begin the building work in February and it is expected the £2.2 million scheme will take 12 months to complete.
Chris Spear, area director for Morgan Sindall, said: "Patients come to the hospital for treatment during a difficult time in their lives and anything which could make them more comfortable, provide more privacy, a shorter travel time and more space to sit with their families will make a huge difference to their overall wellbeing.
"The Trust has been inspirational in its tireless fundraising for this new facility and we are delighted to have been chosen to deliver this special scheme.
"Morgan Sindall is well versed in healthcare construction projects and the challenges which go with working in a live environment. We always try to immerse ourselves in the communities in which we build and will be looking to appoint a number of local subcontractors to work with throughout the lifetime of this project."