On the 21st March 2017 Lu Crosby became the first patient treated in the state-of-the-art cancer care centre that bears her son’s name at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).
The Adem Crosby Centre is an integral component in the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital and will deliver excellence in clinical care, research and education. The Centre will include expanded cancer care services providing medical oncology, radiation oncology, haematology and acute specialised inpatient services.
The Adem Crosby Centre boasts new technology and equipment which will enhance patient outcomes and deliver more efficient and effective treatment for Sunshine Coast locals in need. Sunshine Coast University Hospital will provide the region’s first publicly delivered radiation oncology service. . Two linear accelerators worth about $5.6 million in total will be used to deliver radiotherapy to patients with cancer, needing radiation treatment.
More than 650 patients are forecast to receive 13,000 treatments from the linear accelerators in the first year of operation “These linear accelerators will also improve the patient experience by delivering shorter, more efficient treatments.” These services have never been offered in a public hospital in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service area.