WP Holman Clinic
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.
In 1986, the Clinic was renamed the WP Holman Clinic in recognition of the significant contribution Dr Holman had made to Tasmanian cancer services. Over the years, the clinic has grown and expanded its services to include HDR Brachytherapy and therapeutic apheresis services.
Today the W P Holman Clinic Launceston provides outpatient Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Clinical Haematology Services of the highest quality to patients referred by their GP or specialist. The clinic also has an active support of cancer research within Tasmania.
The clinic continues to be housed in the Launceston General Hospital complex and provides modern specialist cancer services in addition to having direct access to all other hospital services that may be required.
Medical Oncology and Clinical Haematology services include diagnosis, medical treatment and follow-up to patients with cancer or a haematological diagnosis. Chemotherapy, blood product support, monoclonal antibody infusions, plasmapheresis and haematological procedures are delivered.
Radiation oncology services provide curative and palliative radiation therapy utilising modern Linear Accelerators and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy.