Radiation treatment in Hawke's Bay

Plans are underway to give Hawke's Bay cancer patients access to radiation treatment locally without having to travel to Palmerston North for treatment. 

Following the Government's announcement in 2019(external link) that Hawke's Bay will receive a linear accelerator - a machine used to deliver radiation treatment to cancer patients - we have been working on the design of the specialist facility required to deliver this service. We are finalising the business case to be presented to the Ministry of Health in the first half of this year. 


Other developments 

We are working on a number of other developments - such as expanding our specialist cardiology services - to support our teams to deliver high quality care in our community and improve our health and wellbeing services to Hawke's Bay. 


We are committed to keeping the community informed with news on each of these strategic projects and other work underway to improve our facilities. If you have any feedback or questions about any of these projects you can email projects@hbdhb.govt.nz