New partnership to provide 'one-stop' radiation oncology treatment in Perth

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Ramsay and Genesis have announced a new partnership that will see Hollywood Private Hospital in Perth become Western Australia’s first private 'one-stop-shop' for cancer care.

The companies said patients at the hospital will have access to radiation therapy onsite. This will enable them to receive on the one campus comprehensive integrated cancer care with medical and radiation oncologists, haematologists, surgeons, radiologists, nurse specialists, clinical trial researchers, allied health and mental health professionals.

The new radiation oncology centre will be equipped to deliver treatments for around 1,000 patients annually.

They said patients were previously forced to travel offsite to undergo radiation therapy. Providing access to a 'one-stop' cancer centre will help to minimise the burden on patients and their families.

The new radiation oncology centre will incorporate the latest technology and will offer comprehensive and evidence-based care delivered in a multidisciplinary setting to provide the best possible life outcomes for patients.

This includes radiotherapy delivered by a state-of-the-art linear accelerator capable of delivering advanced stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).

Cancer is a leading cause of death in Western Australia, accounting for approximately three in every ten, with an estimated 12,300 cancer cases diagnosed annually. The two most common cancers in the state are prostate cancer, accounting for nearly 30 per cent of cancers in men, and breast cancer with one in ten women diagnosed before the age of 75.

The companies said the new state-of-the-art radiation oncology centre will have a strong focus on prostate and breast cancer.

According to Hollywood Private Hospital CEO Peter Mott, “We are delighted to be partnering with GenesisCare to ensure cancer patients are able to receive rapid access to radiation therapy as part of our integrated comprehensive cancer centre.

“GenesisCare will be joining a highly skilled network of clinicians at Hollywood who collaborate closely with one another to deliver the highest quality multidisciplinary and holistic care to our patients.”

Louise Coffey, acting general manager for GenesisCare Oncology in WA, said, “GenesisCare is the leading provider of radiation oncology services here in Western Australia and our commitment and investment in people, platforms and process is unrivalled.

“We provide comprehensive care and lead the industry in providing access to the latest technology and in the development of new techniques. As a result, we have extensive experience in the delivery of a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art modern treatment modalities, which will be available at the new radiation oncology centre at Hollywood Private Hospital.

“We are excited to be partnering with Ramsay Health Care to ensure cancer patients in Perth are able to receive the highest quality of comprehensive cancer care, closer to home.”