Cancer machine gives patients £1.7m boost

Neil Riley, deputy chief executive at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, actress Rita May and Dr Simon Pledge, lead clinician for radiation services
Neil Riley, deputy chief executive at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, actress Rita May and Dr Simon Pledge, lead clinician for radiation services
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A new £1.7 million radiotherapy machine which is set to benefit up to 9,000 cancer patients every year has received its grand unveiling at Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital.

The Truebeam linear accelerator is one of the most advanced devices of its kind and can target cancer cells with pinpoint accuracy, while offering treatment up to four times faster than many other machines. Former Coronation Street actress Rita May performed the unveiling, pictured above with Neil Riley and Dr Simon Pledge from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.