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Work begins on new radiation facility

Site of the new radiation facility at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre. The work is being carried out by D&J Construction. (Photograph by Sideya Dill)

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre broke ground on a new Radiation Therapy Treatment facility this morning at its Point Finger Road headquarters.

The equipment will be suitable for the treatment of more than 90 per cent of cancer patients who require radiation, and the BCHC has said the facility would be particularly helpful for patients without insurance and unable to fly overseas.

Tara Curtis, executive director for BCHC, said: “This is a very exciting time for us as the centre moves closer to establishing the radiation therapy facility.

“People will now be able to physically see all the hard work which has occurred behind the scenes to ensure this initiative is successful. The introduction of radiation treatment in Bermuda means that comprehensive cancer care will be available to all residents on the island.”