West of Scotland Satellite Radiotherapy Centre
The Lanarkshire Beatson, Scotland’s newest radiotherapy centre has started taking its first patients. Initially, the majority of people are expected to come from Lanarkshire. However, over time, patients from Forth Valley and other parts of the West of Scotland may also be treated at the new facility.
The £22m healthcare centre operates as a satellite facility for the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and is equipped with the most advanced technology to deliver the same world-class treatment currently provided at the Glasgow Beatson. This includes two state-of-the-art linear accelerators to provide around 80 treatments a day, for people who require radiotherapy for lung, breast, prostate and rectal cancers. The centre also has a CT simulator to help plan radiotherapy treatment.
A Satellite Radiotherapy Outline Business Case for the proposed new facility was approved by the Scottish Government in August 2013 and a more detailed West of Scotland Satellite Radiotherapy Full Business Case was approved in April 2014. Construction started at the end of May 2014 and the new Centre is expected to be operational by the end of 2015. A Satellite Radiotherapy Initial Agreement and a Satellite Radiotherapy Design Brief, setting out some of the key layout and design requirements for the new facility, have also been developed.
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