The centre will ensure local people affected by cancer can now receive comprehensive care on their door step.
Mayor Greg Williamson comments, “This is a momentous occasion for the people living with cancer in Mackay. Cancer is an important issue for our community with recent data from the Cancer Council showing 750 people in Mackay are diagnosed every year, this state-of the art cancer care centre will make a huge difference to cancer patients and their families for many years to come.”
Cancer patients often require treatment for many months and travelling away from home while undergoing these treatments can have an enormous impact not only on the patient, but the patient’s family and friends. The centre is the first to offer radiation oncology services locally relieving patients from having to travel long distances outside of Mackay for this treatment and reducing the burden of cancer in the community.