Slade Health is part of Icon Group, which has a long-standing history of delivering comprehensive cancer care to South Australians.
Icon Group CEO, Mark Middleton said the facility complemented Icon’s South Australia’s cancer care offering at a critical time.
“Cancer is a leading burden of disease in South Australia with over 100,000 new cancer diagnoses each year, which is increasingly affecting a growing ageing population,” said Mr Middleton.
“Our doctors and teams in South Australia have been caring for cancer patients for over 35 years and we recognise the need for comprehensive cancer care.
“We have a three-year commitment to invest $50 million in South Australia cancer care infrastructure, including this facility, the opening of a third cancer centre, and the introduction of the latest in radiation therapy treatments and clinical trials to ensure more people can access the treatment they need, when and where they need it.”
The Woodville facility also has the capability to assist hospital partners in the delivery of clinical trials across oncology and haematology and form part of South Australia’s growing cancer hub with the ability to provide compounded medicines to hospital providers in other states.