The two organisations have announced a statewide partnership to deliver key services for patients, carers, health professionals and staff across Icon Group’s Queensland-based cancer centres, with Icon Cancer Centre (previously known as Radiation Oncology Centres) Springfield the first.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Professor Jeff Dunn AO said the partnership would directly benefit locals affected by the disease, starting with Springfield.
“This partnership will see the delivery of patient counselling services in Icon Group’s cancer centres. Counselling is a key cornerstone of any cancer care support plan and I’m delighted we can bring this essential service to patients within Icon Group. From a patient perspective the collaboration will also extend to research, education and a volunteer program across Icon Group’s Queensland centres,” Prof Dunn said.
“Further to this, we will be seeking to deliver health professional education events and training sessions. This partnership allows us to support Queensland locals affected by the disease – ensuring they receive the resources, information and vital care throughout their cancer journey.”