The concept of the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre was originally proposed in 2008 as a result of a groundswell of public support for the construction of a facility which is based in Albury Wodonga to enable cancer services to be provided to the local community and environs. The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre is a state of the art; purpose built three storey building with a direct link to Albury Wodonga Health – Albury Campus.
The concept was to create a joint public / private facility which would provide state of the art treatment for cancer patients in the catchment area population of approximately 250,000. After many attempts by the local community the federal government in 2011 declared that the project was a viable proposition and that they would allocate the necessary funding.
The construction of the building was financed by the federal government for $65 million with an additional $5million (in kind) to be provided by the three service providers, Border Medical Oncology, Genesis Care and Ramsay Health Care.
Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre commenced construction in 2013 and The Border Cancer Hospital opened its doors on 5 September 2016.
The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre includes:
- 30 inpatient oncology ward
- 28 chair day oncology ward
- Radiotherapy bunkers for the provision of radiation therapy
- 17 Medical and Allied Health Consulting rooms
- An education and training facility
- A ‘Wellness Centre’
- 2 paediatric treatment chairs connected to the current paediatric unit at Albury Wodonga Health
- A PET/CT scanner facility on the Albury Hospital site
- A Brachytherapy service for the region
- Additional car parking at the Albury Hospital site