Glandore Centre opens at Cork University Hospital 27 June 2019
The new cancer treatment facility in Cork, designed by MCA, was officially opened this week by Tánaiste Simon Coveney. As part of the government’s National Plan for Radiation Oncology (NPRO) the centre will provide a range of services to over 2,000 patients every year in the Munster region.
Located in Cork University Hospital, the three storey 8,800m2 facility includes seven radiotherapy treatment rooms, diagnostic imaging, brachytherapy superficial treatment and consultation/ examination facilities. “This new facility will go a long way towards meeting current and future demand in the light of the projected increases incidence,” said Mr Coveney.
Leading cancer treatment facility
The new facility will have 120 staff and be the first public hospital in Ireland to use Surface Guided Radiation Treatment (SGRT) which improves speed and accuracy and reduces the need for immobilisation of patients. Additionally, Glandore will have a collaborative relationship with the Christie in Manchester, a leading cancer treatment and research centre, which will give patients access to participating in clinical trials and new therapies.
MCA worked closely with HSE Estates and CUH at all stages of the project with a shared aim of providing great accommodation for patients and staff using highly technical medical equipment. Enabling works commenced in July 2016 and BAM Building commenced construction at the end of that year. Clinical commissioning of the medical equipment is currently underway.
MCA and the National Plan for Radiation Plan for Oncology (NRPRO)
Since 2005 MCA has been involved with the HSE on the development of facilities for the National Plan for Radiation Oncology and has completed radiotherapy buildings in St Luke’s, Beaumont and St James’s hospitals in Dublin. Enabling works for a similar facility are underway at University Hospital Galway. MCA is delighted to be involved with the HSE in the continuing development of this nationally important project.
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