The Northern WP Holman Clinic Trust assists in the ongoing development and maintenance of the WP Holman Clinic for the benefit of Northern Tasmanian's living with cancer. Click here for our latest news and updates...
The Trust Board
The Northern WP Holman Clinic Trust was established by friends and supporters of the WP Holman Clinic in August, 1999. The Trust supports the ongoing development of the Clinic for the benefit of all cancer sufferers. It secures donations and bequests for the promotion, upgrade and maintenance of excellence in cancer care for the population of Northern Tasmania.
Dr William Prout Holman established a medical practice in Tasmania in 1925 which laid the foundation for the creation of the state’s first cancer centre in Launceston. His vision was to create a cancer centre where humanity, care and compassion, service and the delivery of state-of-the-art cancer treatments all shared equal importance.
In 1952 an agreement with the Cancer Institute of Victoria established Peter MacCallum Clinics in Tasmanian hospitals for the treatment of cancer patients. In 1957, the Melbourne-based peter MacCallum Cancer Clinic officially opened a satellite centre in Launceston and the Tasmanian Government assumed responsibility for this service in 1986. The centre was fittingly renamed the “WP Holman Clinic” in honour of its founder.
Dr Holman’s legacy lives on. His vision and dedication has helped to build a centre of excellence which prides itself on the delivery of a comprehensive cancer care service, providing high level, highly specialised cancer care to the community of Northern Tasmania.
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Dr William Holman commenced radiation therapy services in Launceston in 1925. In 1957 a radiation therapy centre was built at the Launceston General Hospital and named the Launceston Peter MacCallum Clinic. More…
The Trust Board
The Northern WP Holman Clinic Trust was established by friends and supporters of the WP Holman Clinic in August, 1999. The Trust supports the ongoing development of the Clinic for the benefit of all cancer sufferers. It secures donations and bequests for the promotion, upgrade and maintenance of excellence in cancer care for the population of Northern Tasmania. More…
My husband, John and I were looking forward to retirement and the freedom that would give us. I retired in December 2009 and John in December 2011, having purchased a new motor-home that year for a long trip in 2012 to celebrate our new freedom. However, the same month John retired, I was diagnosed with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia), so instead of a long trip away, we were grounded with five months of chemotherapy at The Holman Clinic at the LGH. I went on a clinical trial and treatment began in April 2012.
My treatment time at the Holman Clinic was marked by the highly skilled and professional team who make the Clinic work so well. Always treated with respect and friendliness, I found any question, no matter how silly, was answered and any of my acute needs met in a timely fashion.