Our royal connection: Westmead Hospital’s Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre commemorates Queen Mary 

With Queen Mary of Denmark’s ascension to the throne, the connection between the Danish royal family and Western Sydney Local Health Districts’s (WSLHD) Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre (CPMCC) takes on a special and new significance.

Named in honour of Australian born Queen Mary, then Crown Princess, who graced the centre with a visit in 2011, the CPMCC stands as a beacon of hope and healing for patients battling cancer.

But the centre’s legacy is more than just a royal title – it’s a testament to the unwavering commitment to excellence in cancer care within the WSLHD.

The partnership originates from a visit by Danish doctor, Frede Donskov, who came to Australia in 2005 to learn about cancer care.

This led to him collaborating with WSLHD’s Professor Paul Harnett to improve cancer care in both Australia and Denmark, and establish a connection between Sydney West Cancer Network and Denmark. 

The CPMCC is a dedicated hub of medical professionals providing comprehensive care.

From clinics to advanced therapies like chemotherapy and immunotherapy, the centre offers a range of services in one facility.

Beyond treatment, it addresses patients’ holistic needs through supportive and palliative care, ensuring emotional well-being.

The CPMCC is not only focused on current care, but also shaping the future of cancer treatment through active participation in clinical trials and ground breaking research.

The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre stands as a testament to hope, healing, and the enduring power of human connection.