Village Green Blood Cancer Centre (Brisbane)
In 2015 our newest accommodation centre in Queensland, the Village Green Blood Cancer Centre, opened in Bowen Hills.
These 14 apartments are part of The Green apartment complex in the RNA Showgrounds.
The Village Green Blood Cancer Centre have been designed by award-winning architects Cox Rayner. The apartments have open living spaces, kitchens with European appliances, stone bench tops and stainless steel splash backs, and plenty of natural light. All apartments have air conditioning, ceiling fans, and energy-saving lighting.
Like all of our accommodation centres, the Village Green Blood Cancer Centre apartments are fully self-contained with all furniture, kitchenware, linen and sundries provided. All patients need to bring is their own food, clothes, and personal items.
The Village Green Blood Cancer Centre is an inner-city hub, providing families with a range of shops, services, and restaurants within walking distance, with many located on-site. The apartments are also only 800 metres from one of Brisbane’s major treating hospitals, the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Leukaemia Foundation staff work from the Village Green Blood Cancer Centre and are available to assist you and your family with any concerns you may have regarding your diagnosis, treatment, and any other issues which you may be feeling anxious about.
Location and contact details
The Village Green Blood Cancer Centre is located at:
Machinery Street, Bowen Hills
A Leukaemia Foundation support office is located at: Shop 1, 9 Machinery Street, Bowen Hills
In 2014, the Leukaemia Foundation entered into an agreement with Lend Lease and Westpac to secure 14 apartments in The Green development. This project is a little different to the usual accommodation model we have had had in the past. Our four accommodation villages in Brisbane and Townsville are stand-alone developments that are entirely dedicated to providing a place to stay, along with emotional and practical support for patients and their families.
However, increased building costs and a lack of suitable and affordable land close to treating centres means we can’t continue to meet demand by building purpose-built centres. The changing face of health delivery in Queensland also means there is an increasing need for treatment centres in regional areas. In the future, we may need to provide accommodation varying in size in a range of other locations close to new treatment centres. Our current accommodation model of building large stand-alone centres is therefore lacking the flexibility we need to be responsive to any changes.
Purchasing units at The Green will mean we have a sustainable asset that can be leveraged long-term.
The Village Green Blood Cancer Centre are a 10 minute walk to Fortitude Valley train station. There are also numerous bus stops on nearby streets, including Gregory Terrace, Ann Street, and St Paul’s Terrace.
Brisbane’s Central Business District is a short drive or bus ride away. There are also many shops in nearby Fortitude Valley.
MyHealth Medical Centre
Y07 The Yards, 9/30 King Street (Entrance via Machinery Street), Bowen Hills
Ph: 07 3180 4768
Bowen Hills Medical Centre
8/7 O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills
Ph: 1800 620 420
Teneriffe Family Doctors
A3/76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead
Ph: 07 3852 4299
Valley Station Medical Centre
31/230 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Ph: 07 3852 2030
Spring Hill Medical Centre
400 Boundary Road, Spring Hill
Ph: 07 3831 4461
Churches and Places of Worship
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
141 Brooks Street
Ph: 07 3852 1635
Joan of Arc Catholic Church
47 Clyde Road
Ph: 07 3369 5351
St Paul’s Presbyterian Church
43 St Paul’s Terrace
Ph: 07 3831 7458