New Comprehensive Cancer Care Center Announced for Manning Great Lakes | Manning River Time

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The Manning Great Lakes will not only benefit from radiation therapy services, but also a comprehensive holistic cancer care center, it was announced today, Thursday April 7. Cancer Care Partners will open the Manning Great Lakes Cancer Care Center which will provide integrated on-site services plus outreach for new and post-treatment patients in the Great Lakes. The center will provide radiation therapy with federal government assistance of $4.5 million, while Cancer Care Partners announces it will invest up to $15 million to build the center and provide a suite of medical services. medical oncology, including chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and an oncology pharmacy, hematology, lymphedema clinic, and ancillary services. The provision of radiation oncology in Manning will mean that patients undergoing radiation therapy will no longer have to travel daily to Port Macquarie and back, or stay at Mater Hospital in Newcastle for an extended period. Related: Manning’s Great Lakes Cancer Treatment at the Dawn of a New Era “It can be a horrible thing for a cancer patient who is going through a very difficult time to be away from their family, because the treatment can take up to eight weeks, and have the added expense, burden and travel,” said Cancer Care Partners president Dr. Tony Noun. “Whereas here they can receive their treatment and, provided they are well enough to go home every day, be with family, be with their loved ones during a very, very difficult mental and physical time.” The new center will be modeled on the Cancer Care Partners de la Riverina center which has been in operation for 20 years, where the service operates “hand in hand” with public health. Patients will be billed wholesale and will have no out-of-pocket costs, Dr. Noun said. Additionally, the Cancer Care Foundation, a registered charity, can help patients who need help with costs that Medicare does not cover. “One of the things we’ve been working on for almost 30 years is to make cancer care accessible to all Australians. And that remains the number one priority for us,” said Dr Noun. “The philosophy is that if a patient needs cancer care, we want to provide it. “Most importantly, we don’t care if you can afford it or not. At the end of the day, we want to provide a service that is accessible to everyone and we’re not going to say, “Well, I’m sorry, but you can’t afford treatment, go away”. agreement on a site for the center, which will be near Manning Base Hospital, in the coming weeks. Due to planning and construction, the center is expected to be operational in approximately two years. Funding of $4.5 million for Manning’s Great Lakes radiation therapy services was announced by Lyne MP and Regional Health Minister Dr. David Gillespie in March 2021. “This is a incredibly exciting development for cancer care in our region,” said Dr. Gillespie during today’s announcement from Manning Great Lakes Cancer Care Centre. “This is an exponential upgrade from the original plans we supported, with tremendous benefits for our community.” Cancer Care Partners has a proven track record in many regional centers, and that’s why they were chosen for this federal government grant to establish themselves here.Federal funding for Manning Great Lakes Cancer Care Center is part of the $63.4 million Fighting Cancer initiative to expand cancer treatment capacity throughout regional Australia. WHILE YOU’RE WITH US: Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content: Did You Know? of the Manning River Times not only have 24/7 access to local and national news, sports, current affairs and entertainment, but they also have access to our s print editions in digital format, with all advertisements and classifieds at your fingertips.


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