Sue and Cameron meet BAROC staff

Executive visit BAROC

Bernadette McDonald

(L-R): Cameron Goodyear, Julia McAlpine, Sue Shilbury, Simone Reeves, Jonathan Tomaszewski, Farshad Foroudi.

Recently, Sue Shilbury, Chief Executive and Cameron Goodyear, Executive Director Clinical Operations & Imaging Services visited Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology Centre (BAROC).

BAROC treats thousands of patients per year and offers the latest treatment options, state of the art radiation therapy technology, high quality care and excellent patient outcomes.

Sue Shilbury says "This is an incredibly important service for people who live in Ballarat and the Grampians region, providing greater access to high quality treatment close to home."

"This means less time spent travelling to Melbourne for treatment and more time spent with family, at work or just doing things that are important to the patient."

Access to a regional health care service like BAROC is helping to provide better health outcomes for the community.

During their visit, Sue and Cameron toured the department and spoke with staff about their experiences at BAROC as well as the progress of Austin Health's new strategic plan and values.

"The BAROC team are incredibly passionate about providing quality health care, they are truly a unified and very committed group of staff who put the patient at the centre of everything they do. It is great to see Olivia Newton-John's vision for wellness through holistic cancer care in action at BAROC as well as the ONJ centre." says Cameron Goodyear, Executive Director Clinical Operations & Imaging Services.

Sue and Cameron also met with Dr Jonathan Tomaszewski, Radiation Oncologist, Acting Campus Director BAROC as well as Dr Simone Reeves, Campus Director who came in from leave for the visit.

"We were just thrilled to meet with Sue and Cameron to discuss our radiation oncology service, while also showcasing our wonderful facilities."

"We have a range of specialist radiotherapy staff including doctors, nurses, clerical, radiation therapists and physicists, all dedicated and passionate about providing the very best care, treatment and health outcomes for our patients" says Dr Tomaszewski.