NW Radiotherapy Unit on track for 2016 opening – CCC-NW

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The campaign group Cooperating for Cancer Care North West says it believes there will be no issues with capacity at the new radiotherapy unit which is being built at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry, and is due to open next year.

Concerns had been expressed in some quarters that Donegal patients would only be accomodated in the event of spare capacity being available, pointing out that a much vaunted deal to have Donegal patients treated in Belfast some years ago quickly petered out.

However, CCC-NW Spokesperson Noelle Duddy, who attended last Friday's meeting at the Department of Health in Dublin says this is very much different, as the Irish government is paying part of the construction costs, and will be involved in ongoing funding of the centre............