Thousands more women in Melbourne’s east now have easier access to life saving breast cancer screening and care on their doorstep with the new $10 million Eastern Health Breast and Cancer Centre opening its doors this month.
Funded by the Victorian Government under the 2016-2017 State Budget, the new Eastern Health Breast and Cancer Centre began construction in 2017 and was completed in February 2018.
The modern facility brings together a range of services previously provided from different locations such as mammography, ultrasound, radiographers, medical image reading, allied health and clinical consulting services. It also features a group treatment room and women’s wellness lounge.
The centre’s two ultrasound rooms can conduct guided biopsies, while the four medical imaging reading rooms will ensure women can receive quicker test results and quicker treatment.
Co-located at Maroondah Hospital, one of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan public health services the new facility features a separate entrance for patient convenience and a new 16-space carpark, with additional parking being planned for near-by Grey Street.
Now that the new Eastern Health Breast and Cancer Centre is open, more than 25,000 extra women will be able to have quicker and more convenient access to the very best breast cancer treatment and supportive care services under one roof in Melbourne’s east.