5 Sep 2013

New RayStation for Auckland

2:33 pm on 5 September 2013

A new RayStation IT system to treat cancer patients in Auckland is expected to reduce the waiting time for treatment by several days.

At the moment, patients within both the private and public health sector face a waiting time of about four weeks.

Privately-owned Auckland Radiation Oncology says it typically treats about 600 new patients every year.

Chief executive for the Cancer Society in Auckland John Loof says anything that shortens the wait for treatment is a good thing.

He says about 55 people per day are diagnosed with cancer.