17th Jun 2023 @ 8:48 am

The radiotherapy bunker at Arrecife’s hospital will be ready by the start of next year. Final touches will be carried out on the bunker in summer, followed by installation of the accelerator and calibration and testing of the equipment by the National Council for Nuclear Security.

The aim is to have the bunker operational by the end of the year, saving many patients from the necessity to travel to Gran Canaria for treatment.  


Up until now, cancer patients would find themselves having to take trips to the hospital in Gran Canaria for oncology consultations as the Dr Jose Molina Orosa hospital did not have the capacity or equipment for them.

As of this Monday, patients will now be able to have their follow-up consultations take place at the hospital in Arrecife, not needing to take a flight to Gran Canaria for every appointment. However, trips to Gran Canaria will still take place for treatments.

The hospital has received new technology that allows the staff to facilitate some of the care to cancer patients on Lanzarote. The integration of the new equipment will require a team of experts from Gran Canaria to visit regularly.

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