Our oncology 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.
The Medical/Oncology Unit is staffed by
caregivers with a combined wealth of experience in medical and
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:
- OT services
- Private Oncologists
- Palliative Care consultants
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Oncology
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
Day Oncology Brochure
For more information please contact st St
John of God Ballarat Hospital Oncology team:
Tel: (03) 5320 2111
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (email
enquiries will be reviewed and responded to in business hours)