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Northland DHB Hospital Redevelopment Private: Cancer Centre

Project Brief

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The centre will be a one-stop-shop that houses all cancer related information and services, such as chemotherapy and multi-disciplinary outpatient consultations, providing a venue where education of patients, family/whanau, and health professionals can occur. The centre will be used as a community resource. Radiation therapy will still be provided in Auckland.

The creation of such a unit in Whangarei means many Northlanders will no longer need to travel to Auckland for cancer treatments, some patients will however still need to go to Auckland for specialist appointments.

Project Promise will be the biggest fundraising initiative ever undertaken by any of the country’s ten community foundations and has the full support of Lions International.

Cancer had been one of the growth areas in Northland’s health needs and the new unit will enable the board to provide a service that was culturally appropriate to Northlanders.

Services provided by the centre will reflect a holistic approach to cancer care. It will focus not only on medical and nursing treatment but services which support physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing of patients and their families.

NDHB Staff will be involved in each stage of the design process which will ensure that the facility is fit for purpose.

The project involves the design and construction of a new Cancer treatment (oncology) Centre located on the Whangarei Hospital Campus to provide ambulatory cancer services to Northland DHB (NDHB) patients and their families.

The centre will be a one-stop-shop that houses all cancer related information and services, such as chemotherapy and multi-disciplinary outpatient consultations, providing a venue where education of patients, family/whanau, and health professionals can occur. The services will be for adults, children and young people. The centre will be used as a community resource. Radiation therapy will still be provided in Auckland.

Currently many Northlanders with cancer either travel to Auckland or are treated in a Whangarei facility that is too small. This means there is little privacy and limited space for family or friends supporting people receiving cancer treatment.