A new, state-of-the-art cancer centre will soon be opening within the Maitland Private Hospital campus, providing comprehensive cancer services closer to home for the local community. With the opening of Icon Cancer Centre Maitland in August of this year, cancer patients will no longer need to travel to Newcastle for their radiation therapy treatment.
With no radiation oncology service previously available for public and private patients in Maitland, Icon Cancer Centre Maitland will save patients from travelling more than an hour each day during what can be months of radiation therapy treatment.
The centre will feature cutting-edge radiation therapy technology, including an advanced Varian TrueBeam® linear accelerator, with the capacity to treat over 900 new courses of radiation therapy each year. Patients do not require private health insurance to receive radiation therapy treatments, with up to 80-90% of costs reimbursed by Medicare.