St Luke's Hospital installs most advanced radiotherapy equipment available
Four hundred additional cancer patients will be treated each year at St Luke’s Hospital with the most advanced radiotherapy equipment available in Ireland as a result of the installation of four new linear accelerators (LINACS) in 2008, at a cost of in excess of €15m.
The new radiation technology at St Luke’s will improve survival and quality of life for cancer patients. St Luke’s was the first public hospital in Ireland to make this technology available to patients.
The LINACS at St Luke’s Hospital provide a combination of two powerful tools to ensure the most accurate and effective concentration of radiation treatment on cancerous tumours: Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT).
The Minister for Health and Children , Mary Harney, officially opened the new units at St. Luke’s on 26 January 2009.
St. Luke’s Hospital Blood Bank and Haemovigilance Service was awarded Accreditation to the internationally recognised Standard ISO 15189.
The award recognises the continuing quality of service that the Blood Bank of Saint Luke’s provides to all patients.
The achievement of this accreditation involved the establishment of a rigorous Quality Management System coupled with an intensive Internal Audit programme over a one year period by laboratory/ Haemovigilance staff. The Hospital blood bank provides a service on site on a 24 hour, all year round, basis, thus ensuring that the radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment of our patients is not interrupted.
Upgrade of the Diagnostic Imaging Suite and replacement CT Simulator
The upgrade of the Diagnostic Imaging Department in St. Luke's was very successful. It involved the replacement of x-ray and ultrasound equipment together with integrating the RIS (Radiology Information System) PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) system.
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St. Luke's philosophy is to provide our patients with excellence in techniques and technologies, together with excellence in support and rehabilitation. In striving for this, the holistic needs of our patients are at the forefront of what we do.
In continuing to develop St. Luke’s as a centre of excellence, the needs of our patients and their families will always be paramount.
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