Cancer Care Services
The Redcliffe Hospital Cancer Care Service is dedicated to supporting you through a cancer diagnosis, treatment and follow up care. Finding out that you or someone close to you has cancer can be one of the hardest things to hear and you will have many questions. We can provide answers and offer guidance as you may face some difficult decisions about potential treatment options.
- medical oncology
- radiation oncology
- chemotherapy treatment
- palliative care
- cancer care coordinators
- wig and turban service
- allied health services specialising in cancer care (dietitian, psychologist, social worker, physiotherapist, occupational therapist).
We provide specialist services to the broader community of Redcliffe, Caboolture, Kilcoy, North Lakes and Bribie Island, so you can receive cancer care closer to your home.
How to access this service
To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.
If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.
After your hospital appointment
Your doctor may advise that you require surgery. If this is the case you will be placed on a surgical waiting list and may need to attend the Pre-admission Clinic before your surgery.
What to bring
- Your Medicare card
- Private health insurance card (if you have one)
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
- Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
- Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
- Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
- Something to read or do while you wait
- An adult carer to support you and take you home
- Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
- A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
- A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
- Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
- Your toiletries and personal items
- Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
- Something to read or do during your stay
- Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
- Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you
Other health services
You may access a range of services while undergoing cancer treatment. These can include nutritionists and dietitians, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists, social workers and welfare officers. Find out more about the role of each of these services on the Cancer Care Services Patient Information website.
Location: Level 4, Moreton Bay Integrated Care Centre, Redcliffe Hospital, 106 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe
Phone: (07) 3883 7196
Fax: (07) 3883 7058
Open: Monday-Friday 7.00am-5.30pm
Refer a patient
To refer a patient to this service, view the Cancer Care referral guideline.
You can also email: MNCPI_referral@health.qld.gov.au
GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938
We provide medical oncology consultant staff to Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals. Our multidisciplinary team works closely with other oncology specialties including allied health, pathologist, radiologist and surgeons. Our service also incude:
- clinical trials
- cytotoxic therapy for solid tumours
- supportive therapies.
|Dr Boris Chern
|Dr Kieron Bigby||Gastrointestinal Cancer
|Dr Gemma Hartnett||Gynaecological cancer|
Our Radiation Oncology Team includes visiting radiation oncologists from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
|Dr Roger Allison||Breast
|Dr Gary Pratt||Lymphoma
Special techniques: stereotactic radiotherapy, TBI