New public cancer treatment has started at Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).

For the first time on the Sunshine Coast, radiation oncology services will be delivered publicly to visitors thanks to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s Adem Crosby Center.

These services have never before been offered in a public hospital in this area with patients previously being treated by private providers.

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) Chief Executive Kevin Hegarty says that this is a great milestone not only for SCUH but also for the region.

Mr Hegarty says “We anticipate 45 to 50 patients per week will receive radiation therapy treatments at SCUH.”

Radiation therapy is a safe treatment that uses an accurate targeted dose of radiation to eliminate cancer cells, shrink tumours, and relieve pain associated with a patient’s diagnosis.

According to Director of Radiation Oncology Medical Physics, Dr Francis Gibbons, “The treatment is tailor-made to each individual patient. This means a significant amount of

planning goes into developing the course of treatment to ensure the best outcome for the

patient as possible.”

The new $1.8 billion hospital, opened to the public earlier this year. The new public hospital is set to revolutionise healthcare on the Sunshine Coast, offering a range of free public healthcare services supported by highly trained and specialised staff.

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