As the only facility in Denmark, the Danish Centre for Particle Therapy (DCPT) integrates highly specialised proton beam radiotherapy for Danish cancer patients and a comprehensive international research centre. The national centre is located at Aarhus University Hospital and started patient treatment in January 2019.
DCPT has more than 70 clinical staff members and houses more than 40 scientists funded by Aarhus University and external grants.
The Danish Centre for Particle Therapy facility covers an area of approximately 10,000 square feet. The DCPT building and equipment is funded by the A.P. Møller Foundation, the Danish state and Central Denmark Region.
About the region
Hospitals located in central Jutland are part of Central Denmark Region.
The region is a public institution with three main tasks within welfare and regional development:
- Health and hospitals
- Specialised offers to socially marginalised groups and disabled
- Political driving force for growth through regional development
The Central Denmark Region has approximately 26,100 full-time employees and a budget of DKK 30 billions.
The largest part of the budget is spent on health.
The region is governed by 41 directly elected politicians.
The Central Denmark Region has 10 hospitals consolidated into five hospital units. Each unit has its own management and administration.