GenesisCare and IMOncology Partner to Improve Patient Care in Spain. 

Spanish Cancer Care

GenesisCare, the largest private provider of radiotherapy services in Australia and the UK, has announced the completion of the acquisition of the leading Spanish private cancer service provider, IMOncology.

IMOncology

As the leading provider in Spain, IMOncology operates 12 treatment centres in 5 regions including Madrid, Sevilla, Murcia, Alicante and Castilla la Mancha.The well-established healthcare network provides high quality radiotherapy services and medical oncology services for both privately insured patients and on behalf of the Spanish National Health Service.

With this acquisition GenesisCare will treat more than 26,000 cancer patients a year across Australia, UK and Spain.

Marian Isach, General Director of Operations for IMOncology, said “For 25 years, we have been committed to delivering personalised patient care while leading the way with new treatment techniques of radiotherapy. Our partnership with GenesisCare will allow us to share knowledge and skills to enable a stronger, coordinated approach to cancer care in Spain”.

Corporate General Director of IMOncology Pablo Jiménez-Herrera, added that he is looking forward to seeing the positive outcomes for patients, doctors, staff and partner hospitals.

“Investment in the latest technology and treatment techniques, along with training and education for staff, will help us to develop a more integrated cancer service. We are truly excited as we enter into the next stage of our development with GenesisCare in Spain,” Mr Jimenez-Herrera said.

GenesisCare Managing Director, Dan Collins, explained that by sharing knowledge and best practice the organisation will continue to improve cancer care for patients across the world.

“At GenesisCare we are always looking for ways to improve our service to patients. Collaborating with IMOncology will help us to achieve our shared vision to deliver high quality treatment to ensure that all patients receive the best care outcomes when they need it,” Mr Collins said.

The expansion by GenesisCare into Spain and Western Europe is a natural step for the organisation following on from the commencement of operations in the United Kingdom with its acquisition of Cancer Partners UK 12 months ago.

For further information:
Nigel Kassulke
Canning Corporate Communications
Tel: +61 (0)2 8284 9990

For Spanish Language Enquiries
Luis Garcian
Canning Corporate Communications
Tel: +61 (0)2 8284 9990

Dan Collins
GenesisCare
Tel: +61 (0)2 8236 3300

About GenesisCare

GenesisCare provides high quality specialist care to patients with cancer and cardiovascular disease, the two largest disease burdens globally.

The organisation exists to improve quality and access for patients and communities in need. The group is the largest provider of radiotherapy across Australia, operating 27 cancer centres in major metropolitan and also regional settings (including in tertiary teaching public hospitals). 80 locations provide cardiology or sleep services. GenesisCare employs over 1700 highly trained health professionals and support staff including more than 150 physicians and leads, or participates, in approximately 100 clinical trials.

Cancer care is provided for all tumor groups with the latest techniques including intensity modulated radiotherapy, volumetric arc therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery, low dose rate and high dose rate brachytherapy.

The GenesisCare medical team is comprised of some of the world’s most experienced specialists with many dedicating time as consultants in public hospitals or participating in research and teaching. GenesisCare adopts internationally proven medical technologies integrated with electronic healthcare records to improve patient clinical outcomes and their service experience.

In July 2015 GenesisCare acquired the United Kingdom’s leading provider of private cancer services, Cancer Partners UK. Having recently opened a new cancer treatment centre in Kings Hill, the renamed GenesisCare UK now operates ten clinics, undertaking overflow support for three National Health Service Trust hospitals.

GenesisCare UK plans to open the first of two cancer centres with Ramsay Hospitals UK commencing at Springfield (Essex) in July 2016 with a further two cancer centres expected to open in 2017.

About IMOncology

IMOncology is the largest private provider of oncology services in Spain with 12 sites in 5 regions providing high quality radiotherapy services and medical oncology services to private and NHS patients.

Founded in 1991, IMOncology has 25 years of experience treating patients in Spain using advanced techniques of radiotherapy services. Following the introduction of medical oncology in 2014, the organisation is now a fully integrated multidisciplinary provider of cancer treatments.

IMOncology has introduced Radiosurgery, Tomotherapy and Cyberknife to the Spanish market with 37% of patients treated using advanced radiotherapy techniques. IMOncology is committed to using advanced technology, the most modern, safe and efficient techniques and has a clear commitment to social responsibility, continuously developing its scientific and educational activity and enhancing personal and professional development of all members of the organisation to achieve better outcomes for patients.

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