Manawatu Guardian - 2021-07-22


Cancer care equipment


The Regional Cancer Treatment Service at Palmerston North Hospital will be getting a replacement linear accelerator (LINAC) after one of the older machines had a major failure in May, requiring the treatment service team to put immediate plans in place to ensure the impact on patients and staff was managed safely and appropriately. The Government has signed off on an agreement to purchase a new Varian TrueBeam LINAC. The machine is expected to arrive on site in August and patients are likely to be treated on the new machine by October.


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