Work Commences Building the New Maroondah Hospital Breast Cancer Centre
Around 25,000 women will be able to receive breast cancer treatment closer to home with work now underway on a new one-stop shop for breast cancer screening to be co-located at Maroondah Hospital.
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Shaun to view the start of construction works at the Maroondah Hospital Breast Cancer Centre. Construction is due for completion in early 2018.
The new Centre will feature:
- An additional mammography screening room, to see an extra 5520 women each year
- Allied health rooms providing for an extra 7200 patients each year
- Consulting rooms, where medical professionals can see an extra 12,800 patients each year
- A Breast Nurse consulting room that will support an additional 2400 patients each year
The Centre will have two ultrasound rooms which will be able to conduct guided biopsies, and four medical imaging reading rooms – which will ensure that women will receive quicker diagnosis, and quicker treatment. Services and treatment will be better co-ordinated, with co-located multidisciplinary teams able to meet regularly at the Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre to present patient cases and share best practices.
“The Andrews Government promised the women of the eastern suburbs their own dedicated breast cancer centre, and we’re getting it done.” said Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy.