Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport Sussan Ley officially opened the state-of-the-art Icon Cancer Centre at North Lakes on Thursday 26 May.
The centre combines a 15 chair day hospital, 2 radiation therapy units and an on-site pharmacy, all of which are owned, operated and staffed by Icon Group. This uniquely holistic approach to cancer care means all treatments, be they haematological, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination, are all delivered onsite by one dedicated team committed to exceptional cancer care
Icon Group CEO Mark Middleton said the first integrated Icon Cancer Centre had the capacity to deliver more than 50 chemotherapy or haematology treatments a day and 15,000 annually. Additionally, it could provide radiation treatments for 900 patients annually. It also would eliminate the need for locals in the Moreton Bay region to have to travel to inner city hospitals for treatment. The integration of services also includes an onsite pharmacy, incorporating preparation of chemotherapy.