Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre

Over the last 10 years, we have been treating and caring for radiotherapy patients in the mid-west. The Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre is the only specialist radiotherapy treatment centre in Limerick.

Operated by the Mater Private, our expert team offers a wide range of radiotherapy treatment options. We deliver personalised care, looking after the needs of all our patients.

The centre opened in October 2005 following a local collaborative project between the HSE Mid-West, the Mid-Western Hospitals Development Trust and the Mater Private Hospital. You will find us located on the grounds of University Hospital Limerick, where we work as part of the wider cancer services team in the hospital. All radiotherapy patients in the region, both public and insured patients, have access to treatment here in our centre.

Initially we opened with one linear accelerator offering external beam treatment in 1986. In March 2009 a second was installed offering more advanced treatment options.

Conditions Treated & Managed

All common cancer sites are treated at the Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre

Radiotherapy - Treatment

  • prostate
  • breast
  • lung
  • head and neck
  • colorectal
  • gynaecology

Radiotherapy - Palliative 

  • used to shrink or slow down cancer
  • to control symptoms
  • to improve quality of life

Types of Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays to cure or control cancer; it's a very common cancer treatment.

There a a number of radiotherapy treatments offered here at the centre:

  • External beam radiotherapy
  • IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Treatment)
  • IGRT (Image Guided Radiotherapy Treatment)
  • Brachytherapy consultation

Insurance & Pricing

Both public and private patients are treated at the Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre.

All major health insurers offer cover at the Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre. You can contact us to discuss your level of cover.