This $79.8 million project is one of the significant developments in the history of the Randwick Hospitals Campus. POWHF has committed $10.7M to this vital initiative with our supporters. The NCCC is named in honour of Ms Nelune Rajapakse OAM, Co-Founder of the NELUNE Foundation and a cancer survivor. Major donors include The NELUNE Foundation which has provided $5 million and The Lowy Foundation which has contributed $3 million to see the vision for this facility realised.
The NCCC will support contemporary best practice in the treatment of people with cancer and blood disorders, and bring ambulatory, outpatient and radiotherapy services that are currently provided across eight sites on the Randwick Hospitals Campus into one facility. The NCCC will also play a major teaching role in the training of oncologists, radiation therapists, physicists and nurses across the Campus.
At the opening of Stage One in October 2014 with NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner, NSW Premier Mike Baird said, “The NCCC will provide up to 5000 cancer treatments each year, including patients from regional centres. These state of the art bunkers and linear accelerators will greatly improve the lives of those living with and recovering from cancer.” Stage Two is now scheduled for completion late 2016 comprising the construction of a 10-level building housing research facilities.
This year footy legend Tommy Raudonikis OAM helped POWHF raise funds for the NCCC through sharing his cancer treatment experience.