Cobar residents to benefit as work begins on cancer centre

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from left) was on hand in Dubbo last week to celebrate a major milestone in the Western Cancer Cancer build with the first cement pour getting underway. ▪ Photo contributed

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was pleased to see another important milestone has been reached in the construction of the Western Cancer Centre which will benefit residents across the western region.

The first concrete was poured at the facility in Dubbo last week.

“It’s fantastic to see work well underway here at the Western Cancer Centre, which will provide the quality care and support that cancer patients and their families need and deserve,” Mr Coulton said.

“The Nationals in Government are investing in the Western Cancer Centre to give residents of Western NSW access to crucial care and support, allowing patients to stay closer to family and loved ones during treatment.

“With every milestone we reach on this project, we are one step closer to providing a better quality of life for cancer sufferers and their families.”

When complete, the new centre will include 16 chemotherapy spaces, a bunker for radiation treatment and a PET CT scanner for cancer diagnostics.

The new building will link with the Dubbo Base Hospital Redevelopment Stage 4 Clinical Services Building at the first floor.

The Australian Government has committed $25million to the project, with the NSW Government committing the remaining $10 million.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2021.