New Springfield radiotherapy service for cancer patients

SPRINGFIELD'S first radiotherapy service has opened its doors, enabling local cancer patients to access more affordable, timely treatment.

The first patient received radiation therapy earlier this week at the new Radiation Oncology Centres (ROC) facility, based at the new Mater Private Hospital in Springfield.

CEO of ROC, Mark Middleton, said the new centre at Springfield was a big win for cancer patients.

"Our Springfield centre is equipped with world-class technology and is staffed by some of Australia's top cancer radiation specialists.

"The new centre will mean local cancer patients no longer need to travel 40 minutes to Brisbane every day for treatment, saving time and reducing the financial impacts of travel and parking costs," Mr Middleton said.

"The centre confirms our commitment to exceptional patient care, state of the art technology, and a passion to develop our services to give Queensland cancer patients the highest standard of treatment.

"Our multi-disciplinary team of radiation therapists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, nurses, and administration staff ensure patients receive the best care possible."

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said Springfield's radiotherapy centre was an important step forward for local cancer control. or 13 11 20.

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