A new integrated medical precinct in Sydney’s lower North Shore has been officially opened by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.
The state-of-the-art centre offers patients access to radiation oncology, medical oncology, day surgery, diagnostics,theranostics and a clinical trials unit, all under the one roof.
The new service opens at a critical time as NSW emerges from its recent COVID-19 outbreak, with leading oncology specialists urging patients not to delay screening tests or seeing their doctor about concerning symptoms.
Dexus’ North Shore Health Hub comprises:
North Shore Private Hospital’s new daysurgery unit
– radiation oncology, medical oncology, services, as well as a clinical trials unit
North Shore Radiology & Nuclear Medicine – diagnostic imaging, PET-CT, MRI
Douglas Hanly Moir – pathology
The day surgery unit operated by North Shore Private Hospital features three large operating theatres, private pre-operative bays, a recovery lounge, and an inviting reception and waiting area. It is conveniently located on the podium level of the North Shore Health Hub with a link bridge to North Shore Private Hospital.
Chief Executive Officer of North Shore Private Hospital, Richard Ryan, said the hospital was delighted to be part of the North Shore Health Hub.
“Our new day surgery unitis equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities and is designed to ensure treatment is provided in a comfortable, tranquil, patient-centered setting. It houses our expanded endoscopy services, with procedures provided by specialist gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons and urologists,” Ryan said.
“Our facilities complement the existing comprehensive surgical, medical and maternity services provided at North Shore Private Hospital.”
General Manager, GenesisCare Oncology NSW, Fergus Rourke said:“For the first time, patients will have access to an integrated private cancer centre on the North Shore health campus, led by oncologists and other specialists from North Shore Private and Royal North Shore Hospital.
“The advanced service is expected to draw patients from across Australia and medical tourists from abroad seeking access to the latest therapies and trials,” said Mr Rourke.
In addition to offering patients access to the latest treatments, techniques and clinical trials, the centre will provide a range of allied health services, including dietetics, speech pathology, psychology, physiotherapy and exercise therapy.
Chief Executive Officer of Dexus, Darren Steinberg, said: “The North Shore Health Hub sets a new benchmark in innovative healthcare facilities, catering to the requirements of patients, practitioners and operators alike. The new GenesisCare integrated cancer centre provides key infrastructure that will facilitate the growing demand for integration between public and private healthcare services.”