Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ayala Corporation, announced it intent to build the first dedicated cancer specialty hospital in the Philippines.
Ayala Corporation said the stand-alone Cancer Hospital, to be built with an investment of approximately PHP2 billion, is envisioned to be a fully integrated, 100-bed facility located in Metro Manila.
“Cancer is now the third leading cause of death in the Philippines, and unfortunately, we struggle with poor outcomes. A key pillar of our advocacy is screening and early detection so that we can diagnose patients earlier, and provide them with more affordable high-quality cancer care,” Ayala Corporation President and COO, and AC Health Chairman, Fernando Zobel de Ayala said.
The hospital will be equipped with diagnostic equipment (including a PET
Scan), chemotherapy facilities, linear accelerators for advanced radiation therapy, and operating rooms for the specialist surgeons. Apart from offering a comprehensive range of services, the hospital will be led by some of the top local oncologists, working in a dedicated group practice as part of multi-disciplinary care teams.
“We are working with some of the most respected names in the local oncology field, and we are delighted that they share our vision for this Cancer Hospital. We are also encouraged by the feedback we have gotten from patients who love the concept. I think having a specialized cancer hospital in the Philippines is long overdue, and our goal is to redefine cancer care by serving a broader segment of Filipinos, while providing quality of care that matches global standards,” said AC Health President and CEO, Paolo F. Borromeo.