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The visit by HRH Crown Princess Mary for the renaming of the Centre was a tribute to the quality of the work we do

Our patients enjoy a panoramic view during radiation therapy treatment

Health in our hands – treating our patients with compassion, dignity and respect
and gaining a better understanding of their needs

For decades the facility at Westmead has been a leading Australian centre for treatment, teaching and research.

Multi-Disciplinary Team Care Approach: Wouldn't you prefer it if all of your specialists were talking to each other,
deciding on the best treatment for you?

Translational cancer research, sees researchers working very closely with clinicians
to improve outcomes for our patients

The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead
Internationally accredited as a ESMO Designated Center of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Introducing Professor Anna deFazio, Sydney West Chair in Translational Cancer Research
who is pioneering groundbreaking research into ovarian cancer.

Care Coordinators - dedicated to helping in all aspects of disease treatment and side-effects.

COMMUNITY NURSING SUPPORT

Community co-ordinated care services are offered for people with a life limiting illness and support for their family at home. Care and support is offered including pain relief and management of other symptoms, and aims to be flexible and sensitive to the wishes and needs of patients and also their families.

Palliative Care Community Nursing Services

Patients referred to the nursing service receive a comprehensive assessment to identify their care needs. The community nurse & palliative care nurse specialist provide care planning & coordination, with ongoing regular reviews. Education and support of the patient and/or their carer is also provided

The patient’s physical equipment needs are assessed and appropriate referrals or arrangements coordinated. Referrals to other service providers are made based on the assessment and patient’s needs.

The community nurse and palliative care nurse specialist liaise with the patient’s treating specialists, general practitioners (GPs) and inpatient facilities to optimise symptom management.

Who can refer?

  • GPs
  • Friends/families
  • Agencies
  • Self

How to refer?

Phone the Centralised Referral Service :

Phone: 1800 600 681

Fax: 9881 7789

If you would like to speak to someone regarding available services or referrals phone your local community health centre and ask for the Palliative Care Nurse Specialist or Clinical Nursing Unit Manager.

 

 

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