A brand new world class standalone cancer hospital will be built in Brisbane as part of this year’s record health budget. The Queensland Cancer Centre, based within the Herston Health Precinct at Brisbane’s Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, will have 150 beds with access to a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, and allied health professionals.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the $750 million Queensland Cancer Centre would add Queensland to the best cancer care centres of the world. “This new hospital will ensure Queenslanders have access to cutting-edge technologies, the latest treatments and world-leading facilities to give our patients the best possible chance when faced with cancer.
It will be the only cancer care service in the country offering the full spectrum of cancer services in one place. The centre will have 150 beds, and provide access to a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, and allied health professionals. It will deliver a chemotherapy service, outpatient consult rooms, multiple operating theatres, and a pathology and pharmacy service. It will also include a full range of research, education and training facilities which will support continued and strengthened partnerships with the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
The project will also create local opportunities for Queensland contractors and more than 2,000 construction jobs. Construction is set to begin in 2024 and take about four years, with some services coming online prior to completion of the project.