Comprehensive cancer centre to open at Hollywood Private Hospital
Dec 07, 2018
A world-class comprehensive cancer centre being built at Hollywood Private Hospital (HPH) will give West Australians better access to cutting edge treatment and extensive clinical trials.
HPH Chief Executive Officer, Peter Mott, said the new centre, which is the first private fully integrated comprehensive cancer centre in the State, would bring together leading experts to focus on the early diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers.
“This is very exciting for the WA community,” Mr Mott said.
“It will enable people with cancer to seek treatment with medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, nurse specialists and allied health professionals all on the one site.”
Mr Mott said the Hollywood Comprehensive Cancer Centre (HCCC) would include two radiotherapy bunkers and a radiology practice specialising in cancer imaging.
“The cancer centre will form part of the new Hollywood Consulting Centre, which will also house 37 medical consulting rooms, endoscopy suites and an extra 280 car bays so patients can park within the building and access all services,” Mr Mott said.
The Breast Cancer Research Centre of WA will be an anchor tenant in the HCCC.
“This major development will enable us to provide even better care and treatment to a greater number of patients,” Mr Mott said.
HPH currently treats one in three privately insured cancer patients in WA, and this is anticipated to increase once the new centre opens.
The HCCC is the first stage of an ambitious expansion plan by Ramsay Health Care aimed at cementing Hollywood’s position as the premier private hospital in WA.
Over the last four years HPH has doubled its operating theatre capacity from 10 to 20 theatres to enable it to care for more West Australians.
The hospital has also invested in a range of technology to ensure the best treatment outcomes for patients.
This includes the da Vinci Xi surgical robot, an intra-operative CT scanner and four new 4K high definition integrated operating theatres.
Construction on the HCCC will start early next year with the centre due to open in early 2020.