Monday, February 27, 2017

Expansion of cancer ward by volunteers in PNG

Former Radiation Oncologist Doctor John Niblett says during his time at the Cancer Centre he invited colleagues from overseas to do voluntary work at the Centre.

He said a Dr Anthony Knittle visited to calibrate the cobalt machine and help radiation therapists in computerized planning every four months, Chris Walsh senior tutor in radiation therapy at the Royal Brisbane hospital upgrade training of radiation therapists and Catherine Beaufort senior Tutor at Alfred hospital in Melbourne helped upgrade training of PNGNCTC Radiation therapists and teach students of radiation therapy at the University of Technology and Ian Lynch a senior Radiation Therapist who had worked in Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam visited the cancer centre during his time to help for free.

“These people contributed to the expansion of the cancer center in Lae for free,” said Dr Niblett. Post Courier