Letterkenny cancer conference briefed on Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit progress

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The new North West Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry will take in an estimated 400 new patients a year from Donegal, representing 27% of its total workrate.

A cancer conference at the weekend organised by Donegal Relay for Life was told that discussions with medical staff and administrators in Letterkenny, Galway and Dublin are already underway to ensure that as soon as the unit opens in the autumn, it will run as smoothly as possible.

Unit Manager Una Cardin told the conference that of the 215 staff required, most of the consultants and senior staff are now in place, and recruitment of nurses and support staff is now underway..........


As part of the presentation, a "fly through" video was shown outlining how the inside of the new unit will look.