Last week, we officially launched GenesisCare, Chelmsford, our tenth centre in the UK.
GenesisCare Launch 10th Centre in the UK
The Launch of Chelmsford Medical Centre
On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, we officially launched GenesisCare, Chelmsford, our first centre developed in conjunction with Ramsay Health Care UK.
GenesisCare, Chelmsford, offers communities across Essex and Hertfordshire access to a range of world-class radiotherapy treatment programs using state of the art equipment from our global partner, Elekta. Patients will also benefit from diagnostic services, prostate screening, one-stop diagnosis breast clinics, and 24/7 hospital support from Ramsay Health Care UK.
Speaking at the launch, GenesisCare’s Director of UK Operations, Paul Gearing thanked the centre leader, Kelly Bullen and the Chelmsford team for their hard work and said: “Today is yet another landmark, another milestone in redefining what oncology services should look like in the UK.
“At the heart of GenesisCare is a vision to provide local patients with better access to the highest quality of radiotherapy treatment available, and to redefine what ‘excellence’ looks like."
“I think there can be no doubt of the benefit of bringing together both medical and radiation oncology services under one roof, to create an environment dedicated to oncology where patients and consultants know that 100% of our attention, efforts and resources are invested in delivering world-class outcomes.”
GenesisCare team at Chelmsford launch
Partnership with Ramsay Health Care UK
Speaking of the partnership with Ramsay Health Care UK, Antonia Dalton, International Business Development Manager for GenesisCare, said: “GenesisCare and Ramsay have been working together for 18 months now to bring this centre to fruition. We have worked with the local community, consultants and patients to ensure we provide a comprehensive and seamlessly integrated service to all involved.
“GenesisCare has a history of working with various hospital groups across the country to provide high-quality radiation therapy to patients. Radiation therapy is often only one part of the cancer pathway for patients and it is critical that our patients have access to all modalities of care and complimentary services to support their mental and physical health and well-being. For this reason, it is so pleasing to open this first centre with Ramsay who shares our vision of developing integrated high-quality services. I am convinced that the Springfield site will be the first of many centres which we will develop with Ramsay in the UK.”
Some of the region’s leading cancer specialists and staff were joined by ex-patient and two times World Snooker Champion runner-up, Ali Carter and magician Michael J Fitch who entertained the crowds. Both donated their fees for the event to the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity which will work closely with patients at the centre to provide those attending with holistic therapies and support. The Essex Chronicle produced a two-page spread about the centre and also covered the official opening.