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, supportive and palliative care and haematology blood disorders.
The Centre has a staff of 295 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.
- Familial Cancer and genetic testing
- Gynaecological Oncology
- Haematology & Bone Marrow Transplant
- Medical Oncology
- Supportive and Palliative Medicine
- Psycho Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
- Surgical Oncology
- Translational Oncology
Supportive and Palliative Medicine
The supportive and palliative medicine service is supported by 4 supportive and palliative medicine 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 850 consultations each year, multiple supportive and palliative medicine clinics and joint multidisciplinary clinics and a strong association with the community service.