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Visitors can tour St James's Hospital high-tech cancer wing
Residents from Wharfedale and Aireborough can find out more about the life-saving work being done at the Leeds Cancer Centre this weekend.
Visitors will be given a behind-the-scenes look into the high-tech world of radiotherapy at the £230 million centre, based at St James’s University Hospital, on Saturday, October 5.
A guided tour will be given during the free, 10am to 2pm event, showing how patients are scanned and then, in the Medical Physics department, tailor-made, computerised treatment plans are produced.
There will also be demonstrations of how the multi-million pund radiotherapy treatment equipment works, some short talks about radiotherapy, and feedback from some patients who have been treated there.
Radiotherapy manager at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Julie Owens, said: “Radiotherapy has a vital role in the treatment of many types of cancer and we are hoping that the open day will give us the opportunity to let people know more about its role in cancer treatment, and how effective it is.
“Our building and equipment can look a little intimidating so this is the perfect opportunity to come along, meet our friendly team and find out all about the great work that is going on in Leeds to help save the lives of people with cancer.”
The Radiotherapy department is based in the Bexley Wing of the hospital. Refreshments will be provided during the open day.