18 June 2015 –
A new state-of-the-art cancer care facility opened at The Prince Charles Hospital this week.
The new facility provides care to patients with a range of conditions including lung and bowl cancer. In the past there have been specialist cancer facilities at the Prince Charles Hospital, but these have been scattered all over the hospital campus. The new facility is a one-stop-shop that provides patients access to all necessary oncology services.
The ability to provide the full range of services to patients in one spot means staff can spend more hours in the day providing hands on care and support to patients and patients don’t have to travel all over the hospital.
Director of The Prince Charles Hospital’s Oncology Service, Associate Professor Brett Hughes, said that patients who visit the Cancer Care facility require a range of services. “When a patient visits here, they may require a blood test, allied health assessment or use of our satellite pharmacy, in addition to seeing their specialist and receiving chemotherapy. Prior to this new facility, patients had to travel to different locations throughout the hospital to obtain these services,” Professor Hughes said.