New R35m machine will help Groote Schuur treat cancer patients faster

Oct 3rd, 2019 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 843 Views

CAPE TOWN: Groote Schuur Hospital’s Oncology Department on Wednesday unveiled its new R35 million halcyon radiotherapy machine, which was recently introduced to manage the growing demand of cancer patients who require treatment.

This is the latest investment in the department following the construction of a new bunker, the installation of two radiotherapy machines and the addition of a new state-of-the-art brachytherapy machine.The hospital’s oncology unit treats about 3000 patients a year, which increases annually. Video: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency