- Two new GenesisCare comprehensive cancer centres to open in mid-2020, located at the North Shore Health Hub in St Leonards and in Frenchs Forest on the Northern Beaches
- Adjacent to local hospitals in the area, the two new facilities will provide cancer patients with integrated, world-class care, closer to home
- Once opened, the purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities will be equipped to deliver a combined 25,000 radiotherapy treatments and 36,000 chemotherapy treatments each year
GenesisCare has today announced the development of two, new comprehensive cancer centres in Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches, bringing world-class care to both regions.
The $28 million investment demonstrates GenesisCare’s commitment to improving life outcomes for people with cancer, by continuing to deliver high quality cancer care services to areas with high need.
The annual incidence of cancer in the Northern Sydney Local Health District (which encompasses both the North Shore and Northern Beaches) is projected to increase from 4,968 in 2014 to 6,026 by 2024 , reinforcing the need for patients in this region to have greater access to the best cancer care services available.
GenesisCare’s Executive Manager of Oncology, Mr Ben Ward, said he believes that anyone receiving cancer treatment needs access to high quality care close to home.
“We are proud to bring two, new purpose-built facilities to provide the best possible care experiences to residents who live on the North Shore, Northern Beaches and surrounding areas in addition to our existing radiotherapy service at the Mater Hospital. These new sites will be integrated into our state, national and international network of oncology services,” he said.
Both sites will offer the latest technology in radiotherapy and chemotherapy for patients, with the addition of specialised ‘Theranostics’ services to be available at the North Shore Health Hub facility, while diagnostic imaging services will be available at the Frenchs Forest site.
Mr Ward continued, “As we move towards establishing these two new sites in 2020, our focus will firmly be on addressing local community needs and strengthening our team of highly experienced, locally based and respected oncologists. By continuing to add to the team, we are further ensuring the highest level of care to patients, as with all our services across Australia.”
“As part of our commitment to designing better care, the services will also have a strong focus on research and clinical trials, providing patients with increased access and further bolstering GenesisCare’s innovation, research and development programs. The development of these centres will also lead to up to 80 new jobs for the region, including clinical teams, nurses and support staff,” concluded Mr Ward.
The centre at the North Shore Health Hub will be located at 12 Frederick St in St Leonards; while the Frenchs Forest development will be located on Frenchs Forest Rd in the Northern Beaches Hospital precinct. Patients will be able to access the centres via multiple public transport hubs or make the most of on-site parking, taking away an extra stress from their treatment experience.