GenesisCare and Ramsay partner for new radiation therapy service

Friday, 24 May, 2024

GenesisCare and Ramsay partner for new radiation therapy service

Cancer care provider GenesisCare has partnered with Ramsay Health Care to open a new radiation therapy service at the Peninsula Private Hospital in Langwarrin, Victoria.

The cancer care provider’s personalised and evidence-based approach to radiation therapy hopes to add to Peninsula Private Hospital’s expansive cancer therapy services to offer a convenient experience for patients seeking treatment within the one local network.

The Victorian Cancer Register shows that 35,656 Victorians were diagnosed with cancer in 2022, equating to 98 a day.1 Modelling suggests that almost half of Australians (48.3%) diagnosed with cancer would benefit from radiation therapy.2

Peninsula Private Hospital CEO Michelle Henderson said the addition of radiation therapy services will complement the hospital’s comprehensive surgical and medical oncology services, supported by a team of specialists, nurses and allied health professionals.”

Existing cancer care services at Peninsula Private Hospital include surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and allied health services.

Brendan Foley, General Manager at GenesisCare Victoria, said, “GenesisCare strives to offer rapid, patient-centred care and we’re proud to receive high patient satisfaction ratings across Victoria.3 Once fully established, we expect to be providing high-quality radiation therapy to around 500 patients at this new service annually.”

Dr Mario Guerrieri, Radiation Oncologist at GenesisCare, said, “In addition to modern radiation oncology therapies, patients will also have access to a cancer care coordinator who will work collaboratively across the multidisciplinary elements of cancer care to support a holistic cancer journey for patients at the hospital and aim to improve their treatment experience.”

The coordinator will help patients navigate their personalised care plan.

1. Cancer Council Victoria. "Cancer in Victoria: statistics and trends 2022," accessed April 24, 2024,
2. K. Wong, G. P. Delaney and M. B. Barton, “Evidence-based optimal number of radiotherapy fractions for cancer: A useful tool to estimate radiotherapy demand,” Radiotherapy and Oncology, vol. 119, pp. 145-149, 2016.

3. GenesisCare Victoria patient Net Promoter Score rating for Q1 2024 is +96. Net Promotor Score measures “likelihood to recommend to a friend or family member needing cancer treatment”.

Image caption: (L–R) Brendan Foley, GenesisCare General Manager of Victoria; Michelle Hendersen, CEO Peninsula Private Hospital; Lee Godino, Deputy CEO Peninsula Private Hospital. Image courtesy of GenesisCare.

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