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Our oncology services

SJG Oncology servicesOncology Services

The Acute Medical/Oncology Unit at St John of God Ballarat Hospital is a 30 bed unit providing a wide range of Cancer treatments. We care for patients with a range of oncology and medical conditions, from diagnosis through to palliative care. The inpatient Chemotherapy Room is staffed by a specialist Oncology Nurse. Patients commence their treatment here prior to admission to the unit.

All staff strive to provide excellent care, that is based on evidence. Holism is an integral part of our approach to al that we do.

Multidisciplinary team

The Medical/Oncology Unit is staffed by caregivers with a combined wealth of experience in medical and oncology nursing.

They are supported by an extensive allied health team: pastoral Care, Cancer/Palliative Care Co-ordinator, Discharge Planner, Clinical Nurse Educator, Wound Care and Stomal Therapy, Dietician, Pharmacist, Physiotherapy, Continence Nurse, Speech Pathology and Volunteers.

The unit is also heavily involved in nurse education, in conjunction with the University of Ballarat and Australian Catholic University. Many of our students are also employed as Nurse Affiliates.

Consultants in a range of specialities refer to General and Specialist Physicians, Oncologists/Haematologist and Palliative Care Physicians.

Supportive care teams

We can provide direct referrals to:

  • Hospice
  • OT services
  • Private Oncologists
  • Palliative Care consultants
  • Speech
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Oncology program

Day Oncology - Anam Cara Centre

The Anam Cara Centre has 10 modern treatment chairs and light filled windows with a wide external outlook.   A private bed is available for treatments. We aim to provide a soothing and caring environment for you and your family's wellbeing.

Day Oncology Brochure

For more information please contact st St John of God Ballarat Hospital Oncology team:
Tel: (03) 5320 2111
Email: info.ballarat@sjog.org.au (email enquiries will be reviewed and responded to in business hours)