First cancer hospital opens in Sydney

The first dedicated cancer hospital in NSW has been officially opened by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Premier Mike Baird.

The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Sydney has been expanded to accommodate 125 overnight beds, eight operating theatres and an intensive care unit that will be available to both public and private patients.

Speaking at the official opening of the centre Mr Abbott says "we're here today at the end of a 13-year journey ... we're here because the fight against cancer matters."

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