The management team for the Danish Centre for Particle Therapy has been appointed. From 1 April 2016 the interdisciplinary management team consists of:
- Medical director Morten Høyer
- Chief medical physicist Ole Nørrevang
- Head nurse Dorte Oksbjerre Mortensen
- Head of research Cai Grau
This team is in charge of both the establishment of the particle therapy centre, its running and development.
The Danish Centre for Particle Therapy is an independent department in the Cancer and Inflammation Centre at Aarhus University Hospital. The management team refers to the centre directors in the Cancer and Inflammation Centre and their task is to implement the overall vision for the Danish Centre for Particle Therapy – offering access to reseach-based particle therapy for patients with cancer in Denmark and to be one of the leading centres for treatment of cancer by particle therapy. The first patients are expected to be treated in 2018.
The management team has the overall responsibility for activities, budget, quality, patient safety, organisation and staff as well as development, research and educational activities in relation to the Danish Centre for Particle Therapy. This will be in close collaboration with the Professor, Department Chair of the Cancer and Inflammation Centre.
In the immediate future the management team will focus on recruiting staff with the necessary competences to ensure that the first patients can be treated in 2018. Moreover, the management team will focus on the process of preparing the actual particle centre, the organisation of the centre and its culture and collaborators as well as establishing and start using the new buildings that will host the Danish Centre for Particle Therapy. It will be a very important task for the new management to contribute to the establishment of a strong national and international collaboration at all leves to the benefit of patients with cancer in Denmark who are candidates for treatment with particle therapy.