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Oncology service move

Northeast Health Wangaratta’s Oncology unit has moved back to the main hospital building at Green Street after a three year relocation to the Community Care Centre during redevelopment works in the Emergency Department and the COVID pandemic.

Eight ladies from the oncology team at NHW stood as a group in reception area of the Oncology unit.
Our Oncology team have moved location and is ready to go.

The Oncology unit provides day chemotherapy, immunotherapy, medical infusions and other supportive treatments for people with cancer and other medical conditions such as neurology, immunology and gastroenterology.

Executive Director of Clinical Services, Bernadette Hammond said the relocation of the unit back to the main hospital building would improve patient access to advanced care if required.

“The location of our unit back in the main hospital building provides rapid access to clinicians if a patient needs additional care during their treatment and to our emergency department if required,” said Bernadette Hammond.

Samantha Cooper is one of the Nurse Unit Managers of the Cancer and Wellness service and said the “relocation was smooth and the team is ready to go”.

“On average, we support 80 patients in a typical week through our service and are looking forward to continuing this care in our new location,” she said.

“Our team has been in touch with patients to communicate the return to the main hospital building and how to access the unit, which is now through the main hospital entry on Green Street.”

View the visitor map for details, and patient parking is available adjacent to the main entry.

The unit welcomed its first patients in the new area from Monday 8 January.