Southern Highlands to receive new oncology facility in Bowral
May 10, 2011
Southern Highlands Private Hospital has been successful in its bid for a $500,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Health and Hospitals Fund toward the building of a new purpose-built oncology facility for the residents of Southern Highlands and its surrounding regions.
The $500,000 investment by the Federal Government, combined with a $645,000 contribution from the Southern Highlands Private Hospital will provide a purpose built day oncology facility on the Southern Highlands Private Hospital campus.
“The centre will improve access to oncology services for public and private patients in the region, reducing demand on the public hospital’s services,” said Southern Highlands CEO Jenny Harper.
“The new facility will include an increase in oncology chairs from five to seven, an oncology procedure room with two new beds, three consulting suites and a cancer information centre,” Jenny said.
The oncology facility had been selected for funding from the Health and Hospitals Fund (HHF) regional priority round. Applications were assessed by the independent HHF Advisory Board and found to satisfy the funding requirements.