The first one of three major pieces of equipment, for the newly-named Clara Brathwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, is scheduled to go into operation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by early March next year.
This was revealed recently by Chief Executive Officer of the QEH, Dr. Dexter James while addressing the renaming of the Radiotherapy Department in honour of Rihanna’s grandmother, Clara Brathwaite, who died from cancer.
The three pieces of equipment valued at $3.5 million, are being donated under a grant agreement with the Clara Lionel Foundation, thanks to contributions from Rihanna. James and Minister of Health Donville Inniss agreed the equipment would allow for faster turnaround times for set-up treatments and thereby reduce backlog, while positioning the hospital to better diagnose, treat and manage those who are afflicted by various forms of cancer. (EJ)†††