Cancer Care Associates a step closer to ensure there will be no out-of-pocket expenses for patients accessing the soon to be opened Radiation Therapy service in Griffith.

NEW GRIFFITH RADIOTHERAPY SERVICES A STEP CLOSER The NSW Government has reached an agreement to ensure there will be no out-of-pocket
expenses for public patients accessing the soon to be opened radiotherapy service in Griffith.

Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said this agreement with the private operators of the facility guarantees the Griffith community will have affordable access to the new facility and the services it provides.

“We know cost and availability of cancer services for people in Griffith and surrounding
communities has been a long-standing concern, so it is great to be able to share we have
been working hard to resolve this issue and now have a positive outcome,” Mrs Taylor

“This agreement delivers on a key priority of the NSW Nationals in Government to ensure
that no matter where you live in our state, you have access to the health services you
need and deserve.”

Duty MLC for Murray Wes Fang said this is a great news for cancer patients who will be
able to receive treatment at the new centre in Griffith with no out-of-pocket costs.
“Patients living in Griffith and surrounding communities currently have to travel hundreds
of kilometres to regional centres like Wagga and Albury for cancer care. Once open, this
centre will provide a huge benefit to the local community.”

The new centre is expected to be completed in March 2023.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District provides a range of treatment and supportive care to
patients with cancer and partners with other services to ensure patients receive the
appropriate care they require during their cancer journey. Services range from prevention
to disease management and supportive therapy and are arranged in different ways to
meet the specific challenges and needs in each region.

The Murrumbidgee Local Health District is working with Cancer Care Partner Group to
finalise the funding agreement to ensure equitable, safe and affordable cancer care across
the Riverina.

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