Thursday 25 June
Dubbo’s $35 million Western Cancer Centre
has reached a significant milestone, with the first concrete poured for the new radiation therapy bunker.
Radiation therapy services is a first for the Dubbo region, and will be home to a linear accelerator machine that is used to administer radiation treatment to patients.
Following the concrete pours for the bunker and ground floor slab, the structure will begin with preparations for the first-floor concrete pour.
The first concrete pour follows demolition of the old Dialysis Unit and Operating Theatres which commenced in February this year; both of which have moved into new and expanded facilities as part of the $150 million Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment Stages 3 & 4
The new cancer centre will provide patients living in regional and remote areas of NSW with improved access to life-saving cancer diagnostic and treatment services much closer to home.
When complete, the new centre will include 16 chemotherapy spaces, a bunker for radiation treatment and a PET CT scanner for cancer diagnostics.
The new cancer centre also includes a wellness space to provide support and well-being services to patients and their families.
The Western Cancer Centre project will be delivered in parallel with the Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment Stages 3 and 4.
Construction is scheduled for completion in 2021.
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