RECRUITMENT STARTS FOR NEW RADIOTHERAPY UNIT AT ALTNAGELVIN HOSPITAL
HEALTH chiefs have started a recruitment drive for 35 staff needed at Altnagelvin Hospital’s new radiotherapy unit.
Simon Hamilton, the Health Minister, has confirmed that £1.5 million has now been made available for the posts.
The Western Trusts will start to advertise for the jobs shortly.
The new radiotherpay unit is due to open in the autum.
It will treat over 1,000 patients from the North of Ireland and almost 400 from Donegal.
Simon Hamilton said the jobs would be specialised and highly skilled.
“The commencement of the recruitment process for these posts is a key milestone on the critical path to the centre’s opening,” he said.
“These highly skilled staff will have a central role in providing the expertise to enable us to provide safe, sustainable and high quality radiotherapy services at the Altnagelvin Hospital.
“It will allow patients to be able to get the highest quality, complex radiotherapy treatments, without facing lengthy journeys.”