Cancer treatment surge with new $750 million cancer hospital

O queensland The government has announced the development of a new $750 million hospital for cancer patients.

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new hospital would be included in next week’s state budget.

“This is exactly what Queensland needs,” she said.

The new cancer center will be a new addition to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital. (Google Maps)

“It’s like a one-stop shop for the most sophisticated treatment people need, all under one roof.”

A similar cancer treatment center exists in Melbourne.

The prime minister said the Queensland centre, to be built at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, will be a world-leading, state-of-the-art cancer facility.

It will have 150 beds – 91 new and 59 from other hospitals – and the prime minister hopes it will ease pressure on other hospitals.

“They will not be reporting for emergencies. They will come here to relieve pressure on our emergency departments,” Palaszczuk said.

The prime minister announced that next week’s state budget includes record health spending. (Nine)

The wait for the next budget comes as the Queensland government faces increasing pressure to deal with waiting times in the healthcare system.

While the latest figures from the Queensland Ambulance Service show wait times are decreasing in northern Brisbane, the data shows wait times in the south of over 20 hours.

In North Brisbane, the longest wait time for an ambulance was 19 hours in December, dropping to 11.5 hours in March.

In South Brisbane, the longest wait time for an ambulance increased from just under 15 hours in December to over 20 hours in January and February and 27.5 hours in March.

The last two state budgets included a 13% increase in health care spending.

Treasurer Cameron Dick said this year’s budget would increase spending again to address these issues.

The state government says waiting times in hospitals for paramedics are a national problem. (Nine)

“Our budget next week will be focused on better services, like better health care,” he said.

The cancer center will begin construction in 2024, the same year as the state elections.

The building is expected to open to the public four years later.

“That’s what health care is all about, saving lives,” said Health Minister Yvette D’Ath.

“We have a responsibility to do everything we can to provide the highest quality care and treatment for people diagnosed with cancer.”

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