The oncology centre (radiotherapy and chemotherapy) at Lincoln County Hospital is holding an open morning on Saturday 19 March for members of the public to find out more about the work of the department.
This will include the chance to take a tour of the department so that visitors can see treatment machines and equipment in action.
The department has recently commissioned two new state-of-the-art treatment machines (Varian Truebeam) that will allow even more precise radiotherapy to be delivered anywhere in the body.
There will be displays and information for visitors to look at in the main waiting room. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions about radiotherapy and chemotherapy and also enquiries regarding radiotherapy as a possible career choice.
Jane Hall, Senior Therapy Radiographer for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Many people don’t know what a radiographer does. If you have an accident and go to hospital, the chances are that you will see a diagnostic radiographer, who produce images that are used to diagnose injury or disease. Therapy radiographers use high energy radiation to treat cancer and some non- cancerous conditions.
“Everyone is welcome to come along, find out more about what the department does and ask questions.”
For further information please contact Jane Hall on 01522 572234.