April 2018

Published: 1 December 2022

Photo: April 2018 New Linear Accelerator (LINAC)

An £8million project was completed at Torbay Hospital to provide new state-of-the-art cancer targeting Linear Accelerators otherwise known as LINACs. A LINAC is a machine that delivers specific ionising radiation to kill cancer cells, this is known as radiotherapy – a standard treatment for cancer.

Two LINACs were replaced, an additional specialist concrete bunker built and the whole environment for patients improved.