Charter signed for Radiotherapy Unit

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The Western Health and Social Care Trust marks another major milestone today in respect of the new Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital, with the signing of a Project Charter.

Trust chairman, Gerard Guckian said: “The signing of this project charter reaffirms the commitment of the Western Trust, Central Procurement Department Health Projects, the Design Team, led by O’Connell Mahon Architects, and the building contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd, to work in partnership to ensure the delivery of the highest quality radiotherapy facility to our patients.

“I am delighted with the partnership approach adopted by key stakeholders in this significant capital project to achieve a high quality state-of-the art Radiotherapy Unit.

He said the new Radiotherapy Unit will offer increased capacity in Northern Ireland for radiotherapy services and will cater for over half a million people living in the Londonderry, Limavady, Strabane, Omagh and Fermanagh districts, as well as patients in the Northern Trust area, including Coleraine, Moyle and Ballymoney.

“This unique cross-border project will also treat patients from the Republic of Ireland including north to mid-Donegal and will make a real difference to people being treated for cancer and their families. The Radiotherapy Unit is expected to be completed by 2016,” he said.

“I would also like to acknowledge the significant additional benefits to the community that this investment is bringing in terms of additional training and employment opportunities as well as opportunities for sub-contractors and suppliers,” he said.

Further information on the new Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital and the associated works is available here and through the Western Trust’s social media channels.