A new $17-million oncology facility that could be treating up to 1000 cancer patients each year when it opens its doors in Perth’s southern suburbs has topped out.
Centuria Capital Group’s facility at Murdoch Hospital reached the construction milestone this week.
The new cancer-care facility is scheduled for practical completion by November, 2021 with a scheduled opening date early next year.
It is located at the St John of God Murdoch Hospital site, about 15km from Perth's CBD.
The hospital's medical oncologist and head of department, Associate Professor Kynan Feeney, said the new cancer-care facility's radiation oncology bunker would reduce the need for patients to travel for treatment.
“Along with the oncology services already provided in our Cancer Centre, access to radiation therapy and theranostics services will create integrated care in one location,” Feeney said.
All patients, private or public, will be able to access the service with the cost of treatment largely covered by Medicare rebates.
Centuria is a leading investor in the health space. In 2019 the group secured a 63 per cent interest in Heathley Limited and rebranded as Centuria Healthcare and has 52 assets under management, worth about $1 billion.
The project’s construction partner Built, developer Centuria Capital Group and oncology provider GenesisCare said the facility would integrate into the Murdoch Hospital site.
The private radiation oncology facility will comprise 1825sq m of healthcare space across three-levels and will have capacity to treat up to 1000 cancer patients a year.