Nov 30, 2018
New Equipment Doubles Wilgers Oncology Centre’s Capacity
Wilgers Oncology Centre at the Life Wilgers Hospital in Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, is now able to treat double the number of patients following the installation of a second highly specialised Elekta Synergy Radiotherapy Linear Accelerator. Before the installation earlier this month, the well-established centre treated up to 50 patients a day using a specialised Radiotherapy Linear Accelerator. The new addition allows the centre to offer a broader range of specialised cancer treatment, treat twice the number of patients per day, and ensures backup capacity for times when the equipment is being maintained.
According to Regional Business Manager for Medical Specialist Holdings (MSH), Lizl Page, the Wilgers Oncology Centre serves patients across a wide geographic area. “Besides the resident Alberts, Bouwer, Jordaan Inc. oncologists consulting in the centre, we also serve their satellite oncology clinics in Lichtenburg, Middelburg and Witbank, attracting patients from across the north and east of Pretoria, Mamelodi, Rayton, Bronkhorstspruit, Witbank, Middelburg and Bela-Bela,” said Page.