A wonderful team, along with state-of-the-art treatment delivery, makes the Busamed Hillcrest Oncology Centre truly unique.
Above: Dr Adam McCleave and Dr Robert Wilson, the centre’s two oncologists.
“When we initially launched the centre five years ago, it was very much based on offering a new technology,” says Dr Ziad Seedat, managing director of the Hopelands Group. The Halcyon machine utilises high-end technology to ensure precise and quick treatment delivery. “Although the machine itself is not a unique offering anymore, we were the first unit in South Africa to offer it – hence we now have the most experience with this treatment.”
While most other oncology treatment centres are fragmented, the Busamed Hillcrest Oncology Centre offers an integrated experience for the patient – with everything in one location, including chemo and radiation therapy. “We can support you through your entire journey in one place,” says Dr Seedat. “We strive to keep a very strong focus on patient-centred care.”
The highly skilled, experienced and friendly team of oncologist, radiotherapists, physicists and administrative staff improves and adds to the patient’s overall experience at the centre – giving it that much-needed personal touch.
“For me, ultimately, it’s all about the team. We have a very special and highly co-ordinated team,” says Dr Seedat. He adds that there are some new technologies available that the centre would like to incorporate into the facility going forward, making sure they are always ahead and advancing. “This has been such a successful formula – so we are also planning to do something similar in a second location,” he says.
Radiotherapy manager Akshay Budram adds that the location of the Busamed Hillcrest Oncology Centre is another bonus. “We are so close to the M13 and easily accessible for patients, and we are also supported by CANSA – for those patients requiring accommodation and transportation to the unit.”
“When you are going into the whole journey of cancer it’s extremely daunting. You don’t know what to expect, and you don’t understand the extent of the journey that lies ahead. It’s long, it’s gruelling, it’s hard on your mind and emotions, and it’s hard physically on your body. I had 7 months of chemo followed by 6 weeks of daily radiation to treat my breast cancer. These beautiful people as a team just collaborate so well and make you feel like family. If you have cancer, this is the one family you want on your side.” – Tracy Hardouin
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