Scrapping Peter Mac beds means 8,000 patients a year miss out

Thousands of patients will miss out on cancer treatment at Peter Mac hospital due to the State government cancelling 42 extra cancer beds for Peter Mac earlier this year.

Today’s Herald Sun (7/12) reports that around 8,000 extra patients a year could have been admitted for treatment at the new centre in Parkville, which would also have provided an extra four operating theatres. As well, Peter Mac has missed out on $20 million of promised donations to help the centre.

Victorians have paid a high price for Daniel Andrews’ ideologically-driven decision to tear up years of hard work by doctors, research institutions, board members and donors to further build Melbourne as a world-class centre for cancer treatment and research.