CQ Cancer service

First day of local radiation therapy

Today heralds a major milestone at Rockhampton Hospital as the first patients receive their radiation oncology treatment locally. Rockhampton Hospital Executive Director Jo Whitehead said it was a historic occasion for the people of Central Queensland, and 500 locals each year will no longer have to travel to Brisbane for their radiation therapy treatment.

Lifesaving radiotherapy equipment arrives in Rockhampton

CQ Health is super excited to take delivery of two linear accelerators this week. The $4.5m of technology will provide radiation therapy in Rockhampton for the first time, saving cancer patients from travelling to Brisbane to access their treatment. The machines are being installed, tested and commissioned, and are expected to be ready for action in May. The treatment will be provided thanks to a partnership with expert cancer treatment firm Genesis Cancer Care.

Growing cancer service means more local jobs

New cancer services in Central Queensland will create many new jobs for the region, with the first round of recruitment already under way.

A new partnership to improve access for cancer patients in Central Queensland

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service will provide local radiotherapy services for the first time from mid-next year, thanks to a partnership with world-class provider GenesisCare.

CQ a step closer to a new era of cancer treatment

Hundreds of Central Queensland cancer sufferers will be able to receive their radiation treatment in Rockhampton for the first time from 2016.

Rockhampton Hospital’s new Cancer Centre up and running

Rockhampton Hospital’s new Cancer Centre is up and running this week, with the first patients taking advantage of new cancer and palliative care services.