Construction works to replace an end-of-life Gamma Camera and to refurbish the dispensary in the Nuclear Medicine Department in the basement of the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Tower Block get underway this week.
Our partner, Kier Construction, has already secured the two areas so that they can carry out their work with minimal disruption to patients and staff.
The new dispensary will be complete by Christmas; the new Gamma camera will be ready for its first patient in May 2024.
This is the first phase of a three-stage project which, next financial year, will also see significant drainage works in the department to separate hot (radioactive) and cold (non-radioactive) waste, followed by a complete refurbishment of the whole department.
Patient appointments and treatments will continue as usual whilst the work is carried out.
Please see the video below for more information about Nuclear Medicine as a discipline as well as the project work being undertaken.
For more information about our building projects, please go to our dedicated Building Programme page.