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Radiotherapy

Integrated care thwarts borders in cancer treatment

“When you’re told you have cancer, it’s not a light thing.” And when that diagnosis comes, patients and medical staff alike want to be able to focus on one thing: care that leads to the best outcome.

But for Patrick McArdle, and others like himself in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, treatment involved making the long trip down to University Hospital Galway – multiple times. Now, a ground-breaking agreement between Saolta University Healthcare Group (Republic of Ireland) and Altnagelvin Hospital (Northern Ireland, UK) is helping patients get the radiotherapy they need, across the border – yet much closer to home.

“This is the biggest healthcare project between these two governments,” comments Dr. David Stewart, Lead Clinician in Oncology, Altnagelvin Area Hospital. “The timeframe for the project was very short: We were first contacted about this project in June 2016, and went live with the Integrated Care Suite by November – some six months!” says Gina Naughton, RIS/PACS System Administrator, University Hospital Galway.


Source: Agfa

18.08.2017

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