On the 16th September and less than a year since opening, the Gamma Knife Centre at QRSC has treated the 100th patient. To mark reaching the milestone three patients treated on the day were presented with flowers by members of the team.
The centre – which treated its first patients in October 2012 is the United Kingdom’s sixth operational Gamma Knife centre. Policies published by NHS England suggest that more than 4000 patients per year should have access to Gamma Knife treatment however, current NHS capacity is limited to 1500. Located at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the centre supports the U.K. government’s efforts to improve access to advanced clinical techniques and will boost research and clinical efforts on brain disorders.