Monash Health is a dynamic health care organisation that successfully integrates best-practice patient care with cutting edge research. With four major inpatient services across a broad geographical area, it is Victoria’s largest health care network. Monash Health employs more than 14,000 staff to care for over 1.3 million culturally diverse Victorians, residing within a 2,312 km2 catchment area in the south-east of Melbourne.
The flagship of Cancer Research at Monash Health is a state-of-the-art 30-bed clinical trials facility headquartered in the Monash Health Translational Precinct (MHTP) at Clayton. This facilitates associated translational research in medical oncology and haematology, capitalising on colocation with the most technologically advanced platform for ‘omic’ analysis in the Southern Hemisphere. There are strong partnerships with leading Monash University research centres including the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME), Hudson Institute of Medical Research, The School of Clinical Sciences and the Victorian Cancer Biobank. The new 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital is one of two tertiary paediatric hospitals in Victoria and has a large paediatric and adolescent cancer service. It is a partner of the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) and shares the emphasis on Cancer Clinical Trials.