Cancer centre unveiled at new Royal Adelaide Hospital

New Royal Adelaide Hospital. Image: Sandyx99

New Royal Adelaide Hospital. Image: Sandyx99

The South Australian Government has unveiled a Cancer Day Centre at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital that will provide 17,000 treatments a year.

The centre includes 42 treatment spaces, 34 treatment chairs, four apheresis chairs, two treatment rooms and two isolation rooms.

It will increase treatment capacity by nearly 30 per cent.

Other cancer services will also be available including Radiation Oncology, located directly below the centre on level two while Oncology and Haematology inpatients are above the centre on levels six and seven.

South Australian health minister Jack Snelling said the centre will make a significant difference to the lives of many South Australians.

“This new centre offers increased capacity and is specially designed to will improve the patient’s experience by providing an environment that is comfortable, welcoming and healing,” he said.

Royal Adelaide Hospital senior medical oncologist professor Dorothy Keefe said the environment surrounding a patient can affect their wellbeing and recovery.

“With larger treatment bays, comfortable and modern chairs, plenty of natural light and soundproofing from the outside world, the Cancer Day Centre at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital is an excellent step forward in modern cancer treatment,” she said.