In Health

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook

Albany Radiation Oncology Service Forward Works Tender

Victor P Taffa

  • $13.1 Million Albany radiation oncology project on track with release of forward works tender
  • Forward works a vital step in preparing the site for new, specialised radiation therapy equipment
  • Project expected to reach completion in 2022 bringing lifesaving cancer treatment close to home for residents of the Great Southern

$13.1 Million Albany radiation oncology service has marked another milestone with the release of the forward works tender.

“Radiation oncology treatment requires multiple attendances so having this service locally means Great Southern cancer patients will be able to remain close to family, friends and broader support networks throughout their time of need.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

“I’m pleased to see this project reaching another milestone that will allow for important building preparations so the main construction works can commence.”

Tender is a vital step in preparing Albany Health Campus for new, specialised radiation therapy equipment.

Works include improvements to parking and vehicle access at Albany Health Campus as well as preparation for the main building works which are anticipated to commence in 2021.

Once complete, the project will deliver a specialised bunker, known as a Linac Suite, to provide radiation oncology services using high energy x-rays which destroy cancer cells.

Preliminary works are essential in ensuring the site is able to safely house the radiotherapy equipment while improved parking and vehicle access will see an additional 67 bays established by project completion.

New service is expected to be operational in the latter half of 2022.

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