The region celebrated a huge milestone this week when the South West Regional Cancer Centre opened on Saturday.
The event was the culmination of seven and-a-half years of campaigning by Warrnambool resident Vicki Jellie and the Peter’s Project Foundation for a state-of-the-art facility for cancer patients in south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia, after losing her husband, Peter to cancer.
Epworth Healthcare will manage the centre and its radiotherapy services on behalf of the state of Victoria.
South West Healthcare provides the chemotherapy services and South West Oncology delivers patient care and cancer services.
The Peter’s Project Community Support Centre is a non-clinical space for families to access, providing cooking and computer facilities and support services.
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