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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.

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY SERVICE – Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead

Who we are

The Psycho-oncology Team at The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre (CPM) Westmead consists of a clinical psychologist and psychiatrist who specialise in assisting patients, carers and their families adjust and navigate through the many emotional, social, physical and spiritual changes that can occur during a cancer journey.

How we can help
  • Stress and worry
  • Depressed mood
  • Anger
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Talking to children about cancer
  • Coping with physical pain/nausea or fatigue due to cancer treatment
  • Coping with treatment issues such as fear of needles
  • Communicating better with your loved ones and treating team
  • Communicating better with your loved ones and treating team
  • Helping you adjust to life after cancer
** New **  Patient Education Video:

Support Services – Many people find that cancer presents a lot of challenges, bringing changes to relationships, daily routines, every aspect of life.  Some time you need a bit of help. Click here to watch

Mind Full, or Mindful?

Free 4-week course with each session running for 1.5 hours and includes information, practical instruction and strategies for integrating mindfulness into your everyday life.  These courses are held a few times per year.  For session information please call the Centre, refer to our Facebook site or our website.

Who can access these services

We see patients in the outpatient clinics at CPM and we also see inpatients in Westmead Hospital. There is no cost to see our team for people who have a current Medicare card.

We have a number of outpatient clinics available: three psychiatry clinics and two clinical psychology clinics.  In our clinics you may see trainees who work under our direct supervision.

Contact details

If you would like to come and see one of us in the outpatient clinics, please contact the following number to organise an appointment:

Telephone:  02 9845 5200 – Reception, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead)

  • You don’t need a referral to see the clinical psychologist, but we always suggest you discuss your concerns with the treating team as well as booking into our clinic.
  • People wishing to see our psychiatrist need to bring along a referral letter from their GP or other medical doctor.
  • If you wish to see us while you are an inpatient at the hospital, speak with your treating team and they can arrange a referral to one of us.
Privacy

We work as part of the multi-disciplinary teams at CPM and all our notes and records are stored in your CPM cancer care file. This means your treating team are aware of any relevant difficulties you might be having, without you having to repeat your story. If you have any concerns about privacy or confidentiality please don’t hesitate to speak with us.

 

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