August 10, 2022

Northern Health opens new Infusion Centre

On Monday, 8 August, Northern Health commenced operating a new Infusion Centre located at Epping Private Hospital.

Due to the growing demand for outpatient treatments and infusions for medical patients, the team required a new space.

“Ward 1 at Northern Hospital Epping was required for inpatient bed capacity, so moving over to the new space at Epping Private allowed us to create a purpose-built Infusion Centre for our patients,” said Melissa Gwynne, Nurse Unit Manager.

“We will continue to treat current and new patients that require blood product transfusions, iron infusions, monoclonal antibodies and some low risk chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and any other supportive medications required.”

The Northern Oncology and Haematology (NOAH) at Home team has also relocated to the new space.

From the move, patients will benefit from a brand new space that is bright and a comfortable environment. The unit has great city views and free parking for both patients and staff.

Melissa acknowledged the wonderful collaborative work amongst various teams to bring this new unit to fruition.

“A great big thank you to all staff and departments involved in the move. From supply and support services, to engineering, IT, pharmacy, and all the nursing staff who assisted in every aspect to make the move as smooth as possible. Thanks to Thi, our Operations Director and Ed Savill, our Divisional Director, for all their support,” said Mel.

Thi Hang Nga Nguyen, Acting Director Operations – Cancer Services, said, “Thank you to everyone involved in the planning and go-live of the new Infusion Centre.”

“We look forward to caring for our patients in this new space.”