Peter Mac is a member the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Alliance – a group of 10 Victorian organisations committed to cancer control.
The VCCC Alliance
We actively work with the whole cancer sector to improve outcomes for all Victorians affected by cancer. The members of the Alliance are Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, The Royal Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Austin Health and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. For more information, visit VCCC.
The VCCC building
The VCCC building is a $1.1 billion purpose-built facility for cancer research, treatment, education and care – it is also Peter Mac’s new home. The VCCC building was jointly funded by the Victorian and Australian governments, with generous support form the community through philanthropic donations.The Victorian Government contracted Plenary Health to design, build, finance and maintain the VCCC via a Public Private Partnership (PPP).
The VCCC building, which was completed in June 2016, encompasses a 13-storey building bordering Flemington Road, Grattan Street and Elizabeth Street in Parkville, two kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre. The VCCC building has advanced facilities including:
- 160 overnight inpatient cancer beds
- 110 same-day beds
- access to a 42-bed capacity intensive care unit
- a dedicated clinical trials unit with 24 treatment places
- more than 25,000 square metres of research space
- eight operating theatres
- two procedure rooms
- eight radiation therapy bunkers
- six linear accelerators
- 47 seminar and meeting room spaces
- three lecture theatres.
The VCCC project also includes four new floors built on top of the existing Royal Melbourne Hospital and two covered bridges that link the two hospitals across Grattan Street. These bridges allow patients, visitors and staff to move easily between the buildings and access to the intensive care unit.
Under the PPP, the facility is owned by Plenary Health, the building is managed by Honeywell (who maintain the building) and Peter Mac operates the facility.
More information about the project to build the VCCC can be found at the project’s dedicated website.