World class $750m cancer treatment centre to be built in Qld

The State Government has announced plans for a new world-class cancer hospital to be built in Queensland.

The $750 million state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility will be built at Brisbane’s Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and should be complete by 2028.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the news at a press conference on Monday, describing it as life-changing for so many families.


“Whether it’s a friend, a relative or a colleague – every Queenslander knows someone who has battled cancer,” the Premier said.

“There are approximately 31,000 cancer diagnoses and over 9,400 deaths in Queensland each year.

“This new hospital will ensure Queenslanders have access to cutting-edge technologies, the latest treatments and world-leading facilities to give our patients the best possible chance when faced with cancer.

“It will be the only cancer care service in the country offering the full spectrum of cancer services in one place.”

The Queensland Cancer Centre will have 150 beds with access to a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, and allied health professionals.

“This centre will enable health professionals to research and deliver the latest cancer treatments to patients, with care and support for patients and their families,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Treasurer Cameron Dick admitted that if the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the “vital link between a strong health system and a strong economy”.

“Investing in the right infrastructure, technology and resources would be a vital part of this month’s State Budget,” the Treasurer said.

“Investments in our health system will be a central focus of our budget, ensuring Queenslanders have access to the services they need.”

The construction of the facility is also expected to create a local jobs boom, with the project set to support more than 2,000 jobs.