Specialist centres 13 August 2021

Work begins on the Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre

Work on a new $6 million purpose-built cancer and wellness centre is now underway.

The new centre will help more than 1,200 patients each year from the Echuca, Campaspe and Murray River communities access world-class care, closer to home.

The project will relocate Echuca Regional Health’s existing chemotherapy/haemodialysis unit to a more convenient location on Service Street - improving patient amenity, access and comfort.

With 12 new chemotherapy/haemodialysis treatment chairs, patients and their families will have access to medical oncologists, nephrologists, radiation oncologists, and other support workers - all under one roof. This will provide a more holistic, patient-centred approach to care.

The state-of-the-art centre will provide a calm and welcoming environment for patients and families. It will have wellness programs focused on physical, and emotional wellbeing during treatment and recovery.

The centre’s modern design will also include flexible spaces offering increased patient privacy. It will also allow families and carers to interact with clinical teams and other support workers – while providing a more efficient working environment for staff.

Work begins on new Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre

IMAGES: Artist impression of entrance of Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre

Text on screen: Work is underway on a multi-million dollar cancer and wellness centre in Echuca.

IMAGES: Another artists impression of people exiting and entering through the main entrance and walkway, followed by a view of the reception and waiting areas.

Text on screen: Once complete, the world-class facility will support more than 1,200 patients each year to receive the care they need, close to home.

IMAGES: Artist impression of chemotherapy chairs, and a nurse talking to a patient and friend

Text on screen: Providing a calm and welcoming environment, the centre includes 12 new chemotherapy/haemodialysis treatment chairs,

IMAGES: a staff member working at a bench

Text on screen: flexible treatment spaces,

IMAGES: staff member and patient in yoga class

Text on screen: and wellness programs designed to focus on physical and emotional health and wellbeing during treatment and recovery

IMAGES: breakout lounge and view back through to reception and waiting areas

Text on screen: providing a more holistic, patient-centred approach to care.

IMAGES: person walking past the Centre entrance and gardens, then the centre seen from a corner perspective, including extended garden area

Text on screen: Expected to be completed in late 2022

A sliding transition screen then displays the Victorian Government logo and Health Building Authority logo and web address vhba.vic.gov.au

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With an extra $1 million being invested by the NSW Government and $1.3 million by Echuca Regional Health, the total project value for the centre is $8.3 million.

AW Nicholson Pty Ltd has been appointed to construct the centre. Completion is expected in late 2022.

Learn more about the Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre via our dedicated project page.

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