Construction Complete On Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE ON NELUNE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTRE
The $114 million Bright Alliance project has reached a major milestone with construction of the building now complete. The building will house the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre managed by the Prince of Wales Hospital, and a dedicated age-appropriate service for Adolescent and Young Adult Health managed by Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.
The 10 storey structure has been handed over to the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, the University of New South Wales’ Scientia Clinical Research and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to begin the commissioning period.
Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton and Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith today congratulated all involved in bringing this project to reality.
“This is a world-class health and research building – a fantastic example of the power of collaboration, bringing together researchers, clinicians and patients in an innovative environment,” Ms Upton said.
“We’ve watched in anticipation over the past four years as excavation first commenced to enable this impressive structure to rise out of the ground. The finished product is a testament to everyone involved.”
The Bright Alliance project includes the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre (NCCC), UNSW Scientia Clinical Research project and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) expansion.
The project will deliver:
- dedicated services for adolescents and young adults
- allied health services
- breast cancer services
- genetic and other research
- cancer registry and outreach services
- clinical trials
- diagnostic imaging and pathology services
- gynaecological oncology
- ambulatory care clinics
- clinical support facilities
- palliative care services
- patient and carer support
- pharmaceutical services
- radiation oncology services
- surgical oncology services
Mr Notley-Smith said “The Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre (NCCC) will provide best-practice in the treatment of people with cancer. The centre will co-locate ambulatory, outpatient and radiotherapy services currently spread across eight sites into one centralised building. “
“UNSW Scientia Clinical Research will provide a world class facility for a range of services, including clinical trials in cancer.”
“The expansion of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network within The Bright Alliance will allow Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick the opportunity to establish a new service for adolescents and young adults. This service will support young people with chronic illnesses in an age-appropriate outpatient care space, encouraging a sense of connection and community,” Mr Notley-Smith said.
The Bright Alliance will also enable a dedicated Research Centre which will offer exceptional opportunities to enhance and grow child health research across the Randwick Precinct, and expand the Genetic Medicine service which will allow for an improved dedicated zone for the growing service and field.
The $114 million project comprises funding from the NSW Government ($46.2M), Commonwealth Government ($3.5M), University of New South Wales ($11M), Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and Prince of Wales Cancer Services fundraising efforts ($17.8M), and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network with the support of Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation ($29.8M).
Funding for the linear accelerator replacements will be from the Health Program Grants and Prince of Wales Hospital’s Cancer Services Funds ($5.7M).
Clinical commissioning of the building will occur over the coming months, including installation of clinical equipment, stocking of consumables, staff training and familiarisation before relocation of services into the new building.
The building is expected to be officially opened in early 2017.