Private hospital operator Healthe Care Australia has partnered with Icon Group, Australia’s fastest growing cancer care provider, to bring a radiation oncology service to The Valley Private Hospital in Melbourne.
Healthe Care, the third largest hospital operator in Australia, announced earlier this month that it had received government approval to deliver the service at a new state-of-the-art integrated cancer centre that is being added to the hospital as part of a $100 million redevelopment project.
Icon Group chief executive Mark Middleton said the centre, which will feature two linear accelerators and 27 day chemotherapy chairs, would give the local community a comprehensive service.
“This centre delivers a true end-to-end service for patients with cancer,” Mr Middleton said.
“From diagnosis to manufacturing chemotherapy, providing pharmacy support and treatment, be it chemotherapy, radiation or both, we are one team supporting the patient. The result is a comprehensive service delivered by familiar faces who understand the individual needs of their patients”.
The cancer centre is just one part of Healthe Care’s elaborate expansion of the Mulgrave site.
Since the project began in 2012, Healthe Care has spent $30 million transforming The Valley into a modern tertiary hospital. The hospital operator has added four new operating theatres, an additional 60 beds and a 24 hour private emergency department.
The second phase of the project is expected to begin in April, with an additional $70 million being pumped into the hospital. In addition to the cancer centre, a new emergency department, another four operating theatres and 30 surgical beds will be added by 2017.