Hospital boosts lifesaving cancer treatment

SAVING LIVES: Mount Gambier Hospital chemotherapy and infusion unit manager Nebu Mathew checks the equipment in the busy treatment suite. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

MORE cancer patients than ever are receiving lifesaving cancer treatment in Mount Gambier thanks to the chemotherapy suite at the city’s hospital.

The chemotherapy unit – opened as part of the Mount Gambier Hospital’s $30m redevelopment two years ago – is now treating the majority of regional cancer patients who need chemotherapy fusions.

New figures show 1100 services were provided in the suite last financial year.

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