Cookridge Hospital 1972 - 2006
The Story of a Cancer Hospital, penned by Sue Griffiths, professional head of radiotherapy at Cookridge Hospital, tells the story of how radiotherapy has evolved since it was first pioneered in the 1950s.
The Story of Cookridge Cancer Hospital
Leeds’ place at the cutting edge of cancer care is the subject of a new book celebrating 50 years of radiotherapy in the city.
The Story of a Cancer Hospital, penned by Sue Griffiths, professional head of radiotherapy at Cookridge Hospital, (with input from a project team and photographs provided by Jane Garrud, Medical Illustrator) tells the story of how radiotherapy has evolved since it was first pioneered in the 1950s.
Cookridge Hospital is a national leader in the field and has played a major role in making radiotherapy one of the most widely used treatments for cancer. Sue said: “The book covers the development of the hospital infrastructure and treatments, focusing particularly on the last 30 years. It also features some of the people who have been involved in developing services during that time. “This year is the 50th anniversary of the first radiotherapy treatment in Leeds and it seemed fitting to mark Cookridge’s pioneering role in developing treatments for cancer. “Cookridge Hospital is a local Leeds landmark with an international reputation and this book is a very much celebration of both of those things.”
An earlier volume looking at the history of the Cookridge Hospital from its construction to the 1970s is available on CD to buy from this site.
Copies of the book and the CD are also available to buy at the hospital.
All proceeds from sales will go to the Cookridge Charity Appeal Fund.