GenesisCare, the largest private provider of radiotherapy globally and in the UK is pleased to announce plans to open a new private diagnostic and cancer treatment centre in the heart of Windsor.
GenesisCare will be bringing its experience across 50 centres in the UK, Australia and Spain to patients locally in this area of need, where there are currently no radiotherapy services available.
Opening in October 2017, the GenesisCare, Windsor Diagnostic and Oncology Centre will offer communities across Berkshire, West London and further afield, access to the latest diagnostic and radiotherapy techniques utilising state-of-the-art equipment to deliver a range of world-class oncology treatments. Importantly for patients, the centre will provide access to holistic care services such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, counselling, and exercise programmes onsite.
Dan Collins, Managing Director, GenesisCare said: “We are truly excited to improve access for patients in Windsor to essential cancer care and ensure they get the best possible outcome. The range of services available at the centre will mean that patients and their families receive an integrated pathway before, during and after treatment. Across our organisation, we work closely with our consultants and value their clinical expertise; our close alignment ensures that patients receive the best clinical care in first-class environments.”
Dr Vincent Khoo, Chief Medical Officer of GenesisCare UK and Clinical Oncologist from The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust added: “I am very pleased that GenesisCare are building their eleventh centre in Windsor. I see many patients who have to travel into London to access the latest technologies and this is no longer necessary with GenesisCare’s provision of the latest radiotherapy techniques closer to patients’ homes. Our new site will be located on the outskirts of Windsor with excellent road access and plenty of free parking. It is also fantastic that where required GenesisCare will be offering a free driver service, further reducing the anxieties of patients as travel is often a burden to patients and their families.”
New GenesisCare, Windsor Diagnostic and Oncology Centre
The Windsor centre is planned to open to patients in October 2017. In partnership with Elekta, a Versa HD Linac will be installed initially delivering stereotactic services and eventually GenesisCare will work with Elekta to install an MR Linac when commercially available. Patients will also benefit from access to diagnostic services such as 4 dimensional CT, MRI as well as PETCT services which will be introduced at a later date.
Paul Gearing, Director of Business Development, GenesisCare UK, said: “We have had great success in launching our services across our UK network to date and most recently in Maidstone and Chelmsford. Both continue to exceed all expectations and most importantly attract wonderful patient feedback; we are focussed on continuing this success in Windsor and later Brighton and Cambridge”.
GenesisCare in Windsor
GenesisCare in the UK provides treatments to hundreds of private patients as well as undertaking overflow support for three National Health Service (NHS) Trust hospitals by delivering treatment to patients on their behalf.