GenesisCare bolstering commitment to Sunshine Coast cancer care with opening of new Noosaville centre
Local patients set to access leading cancer care close to home
Queensland, AUSTRALIA – GenesisCare is today (February 22) announcing the development of a new purpose-built cancer centre delivering high-quality care and radiation therapy for local cancer patients in Noosaville by the end of 2023.
Situated in the world-class medical facility – Noosa Health Precinct – footsteps from the Noosa Hospital, the opening of the GenesisCare Noosaville centre will reinforce the company’s ongoing commitment to providing leading cancer services and care to the Sunshine Coast community.
Dr Marie Burke OAM, GenesisCare Radiation Oncologist and Chief Medical Officer of Oncology Australia, said the new cancer centre will complement the other existing GenesisCare centres on the Sunshine Coast.
“With the ability to care for more than 500 patients each year, the new Noosaville cancer centre will offer local patients access to high-quality cancer services, advanced technology, precision medicine and clinical trials,” said Dr Burke.
“The centre will integrate with existing radiology, pathology and pharmacy services onsite, and will work in partnership with the Noosa Hospital services across surgery, medical oncology and haematology,” Dr Burke said.
GenesisCare has been providing high quality oncology services to Queenslanders for more than 30 years. The end of year opening of the Noosaville centre will mark the next chapter in a strong history of cancer care for patients in the Sunshine Coast community, having opened the first GenesisCare centre in Nambour in 2001, and the Oncology and Radiation Therapy centre in Buderim in 2019.
GenesisCare’s planned expansion of cancer care services to the Sunshine Coast community is designed to cater to the demographics of this fast-growing region. The Noosa and Noosa Hinterland cancer incidence is above the Queensland average (100 more cases per 100,000 people).1-2
GenesisCare Radiation Oncologist, Dr Debra Furniss has been consulting in the Sunshine Coast for almost a decade, with many of her patients residents of the Noosa region.
“With the opening of the GenesisCare Noosaville centre later this year, local patients will be able to receive both consultations and treatment locally,” said Dr Furniss.
“Being diagnosed and treated for cancer is a stressful time. Knowing that high-quality care is available close to home is a big relief for the patient and their loved ones,” Dr Furniss said.
Deborah Coakley Executive General Manager Funds Management at Dexus said: “We are excited to welcome GenesisCare to the Noosaville medical precinct. We are working closely with GenesisCare to deliver vital healthcare infrastructure, enabling them to offer high quality care to the local Noosa and Sunshine Coast communities.”
- Dr Deb Furniss, GenesisCare Radiation Oncologist, NOOSA
Matthew Harris – GenesisCare
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Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, GenesisCare is a global healthcare company and one of the world’s largest integrated oncology organisations. The company’s purpose is to design care experiences that get the best possible life outcomes. This is grounded in the belief that care should be focused on the individual, not the condition.
GenesisCare is the world’s largest provider of radiotherapy – a vital treatment option for cancer patients – and provides patients with access to diagnostics, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiotherapy, and novel therapies alongside the ability to participate in the latest clinical trials. With a growing research and trials program numbering more than 150 clinical trials, a contract research organisation, and global innovation programs focused on precision medicine and novel therapies, GenesisCare aims to bring new therapies to more patients in need in a more affordable way.
Every year, GenesisCare clinical teams see more than 450,000 people across 350+ locations, including more than 300 locations in the U.S., 40 in Australia, 14 in the UK, and 18 in Spain. The organisation employs more than 5,500 highly trained physicians, healthcare professionals and support staff across Australia, Europe, and the U.S. For more information, visit www.genesiscare.com
- Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2021 Census All persons QuickStats 2021 [Available from: https://abs.gov.au/census/find-census-data/quickstats/2021/LGA35740.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics. High level summary data for Queensland in 2021 2022 [Available from: https://www.abs.gov.au/articles/snapshot-qld-2021#:~:text=In%20the%202021%20Census%2C%20the,city%20area%20of%20Greater%20Brisbane.
- Cancer Council Queensland. Cancer on the Sunshine Coast 2019 [Available from: https://cancerqld.org.au/content/uploads/cancer-fact/Regional-cancer-statistics_SC.html.
- Cancer Council Queensland. Queensland Cancer Statistics Online (QCSOL) 2019 [Available from: https://cancerqld.org.au/research/queensland-cancer-statistics/queensland-cancer-statistics-online-qcsol/.