The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person Prof Paul Harnett, Director
Address Cnr Hawkesbury and Darcy Rds
Westmead 2145 NSW
Country

Australia

Contact Tel: +61-2-9845 6432 -
Web The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead
Westmead Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Westmead, Australia

History

The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead is co-located in Westmead Hospital, a specialised tertiary referral hospital with over 800 beds. The Cancer Centre was completed in 2008 at a cost of $17.64M.  It is an integrated comprehensive centre serving a population of over 1 million in the West of Sydney with a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of cancer, palliative care and haematology blood disorders.

Profile

The Centre has a staff of 267 and includes 30 chemotherapy chairs with acute care beds and procedure rooms, 30 specialised clinic rooms, 4 linear accelerators, apheresis, high dose brachytherapy suite, specialist psychosocial support, clinical trials unit, family cancer service and world class laboratory cancer research in melanoma, breast cancer, leukaemia, and ovarian cancer.

Specialities   

  • Familial Cancer and genetic testing
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Haematology & Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Medical Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Psycho Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Translational Oncology

Palliative and supportive care

Westmead Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre Staff, Westmead, Australia

The palliative care service is supported by 3 palliative care physicians and a clinical nurse consultant.  The dedicated 8 bed Palliative Care and Symptom Control Unit is staffed by palliative care physicians, advanced palliative care trainee, medical registrar, intern, specialist palliative care nursing, allied health, pastoral care and volunteer members.  There is a vibrant consultation service within Westmead Hospital with over 600 consultations each year, multiple palliative care and joint multidisciplinary clinics and a strong association with the community service.