RADIATION THERAPY NURSING SUPPORT
Step By Step – we are with you
You will be introduced to the Radiation Therapy Nursing Staff as part of the treating team at one of your initial visits. They are there to help prepare you before starting radiotherapy and will see you weekly during your radiotherapy treatment together with the radiation therapists.
The nurses provide education to you and your family/carers and can help manage the side effects of your treatment and your medical condition in consultation with medical staff. These nurses continue to be involved in your long term follow up care in the clinic.
Radiation Therapy Nursing staff are there from the time of your first clinic appointment and with you as an additional resource to the Radiation Therapists during radiotherapy treatment.
A radiation therapy nurse is always available in the Centre while you are being treated and are on hand to assess your clinical needs.
Our Radiotherapy Treatment Centres
Day Care Suite - The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead. Westmead Hospital
Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm
Tel: (02) 9845 5200.
The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead - Radiotherapy Unit
Level 1 Entrance via Hawkesbury Road Westmead (University Clinics entrance)
All services are bulk billed. Any related charges will be discussed with patients prior to treatment. Please bring a Medicare card if you have one and any private health insurance details.
Public Transport / Parking
Nepean Cancer Care Centre, Nepean Hospital
Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm.
Nepean Cancer Care Centre - Radiotherapy Unit
Location: Cnr Great Western Highway and Somerset Street, Kingswood
Tel: (02) 4734 3500
Fax: (02) 4734 2330
Fees charged: All services are bulk billed. Patients should bring a Medicare card.
Accessibility and parking
- Close to bus stop
- Close to train station
- Serviced by community mini-bus or other community transport service
- Taxi rank on site or close by
General parking available on site - charges apply
Limited parking for cancer patients
2 hr parking on street (Somerset St)
Below are a number of valuable educational radiotherapy treatment resources for cancer patients and their families.
If you have additional questions about radiotherapy please discuss these with your treating team.
Radiation Oncology - Targeting CancerGreat resource for patients undergoing radiotherapy as treatment for their cancer