History

 

The Adelaide Cancer Centre originally commenced as Ashford Cancer Centre in March 1995 as a five chair infusion unit located at Ashford Hospital’s South West Campus at Mile End. It was the first private oncology facility in South Australia starting with two part time Oncologists and one clinical nurse.

 

In March 1996 the practice moved to a location adjacent to Ashford Hospital where we increased to a seven chair infusion facility. By 1998 there were two full time and two part-time Oncologists, three nurses, fourteen infusion chairs and a dedicated oncology ward (Marion Ward) at Ashford Hospital.

 

In March 2006 we moved to the “Warehouse” facility directly adjacent to the Ashford Hospital front entrance and continued to provide high quality private oncology services to the South Australian health care community.

 

With continued growth in patient numbers and increasing numbers of Medical Oncologist and haematologists larger accommodation was desperately required. After much research and discussion a new purpose built facility was required. In June 2009 we again re-located into a state of the art, purpose-built facility in the Tennyson Centre located in Kurralta Park.

 

In November 2014 two Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners joined our practice to enable us to provide a comprehensive palliative care consultation and facilitate access to palliative care services available within the state.

 

We are now one of South Australia’s busiest private oncology facilities. Our medical team comprises fourteen Medical Oncologist, four haematologists, one infectious disease physician a counsellor and a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner all dedicated in providing an ethical high quality medical care service.

 

Patient numbers continue to increase steadily and we believe the secret of our success has been our unity and collaborative team work, high quality ethical oncology practices, the Tennyson Centre offering patients a complete one stop oncology service, and with our close association with the Ashford Hospital and other leading private hospital operators, we keep all our oncology services closely integrated ensuring patients receive a responsive high quality health care oncology service.