A world class healthcare innovation hub and integrated cancer care centre is coming to Campbelltown, with the help of leading global cancer care provider, GenesisCare.
GenesisCare has signed a partnership agreement with Campbelltown City Council, NSW to allow for the development of a $50m integrated cancer centre next to the HJ Daley Library. The centre will include medical and radiation oncology services, medical imaging, pathology, a clinical trials unit, and, in future development stages, a state-of-the-art health hub.
With Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly making up three of the top seven Sydney areas ranked by cancer incidence, and three of the top six ranked by cancer mortality, GenesisCare’s General Manager in NSW, Fergus Rourke, states that this development is vital in ensuring that the needs of these regions can be met.
“GenesisCare is deeply committed to ensuring all cancer patients can receive rapid access to high quality care when and where they need it, which is why we are investing in this new integrated cancer centre here in Campbelltown,” Mr Rourke said.
“Our vision is that cancer patients from across South Western Sydney and the Southern Highlands will be drawn to Campbelltown City to receive world-class care”.
The centre will be partnering with clinicians at the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre at Campbelltown Hospital to provide these services, in addition to delivering approximately 60 healthcare jobs once the centre is up and running.
The development is also set to provide benefits to Campbelltown as a growing city, according to Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic.
“A key action within the Reimagining Campbelltown City Centre Master Plan is to explore options for under-utilised Council land within our CBD to stimulate economic activity and benefit the community through increased access to services and local employment,” he said.
“This development delivers on those aspirations, bringing Reimagining to life and showing that Campbelltown is a growing community that is ready to deliver on its potential as a metropolitan centre within the Western Parkland City”.
The centre’s construction is set to create up to 450 local jobs, a factor which according to Erilyan Director Karl Mayoh, who will be providing development services for the project, is incredibly important in the region’s recovery from the economic consequences of COVID-19.
Though future development stages will see the relocation of both the HJ Daley Library and the Namut Early Learning Centre, Council is committed to maintaining the services that they provide throughout the process.
Council also intends on conducting community consultation sessions to build a bigger and better library with innovative technologies to better fulfil public needs.
– Cassidy Pearce