Cancer and Wellness Service

Day Chemotherapy and Medical Infusion Unit
(03) 5722 5194
Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 5.00pm
After hours: Leave a message on the answering machine.

Breast and Gynaecological Cancer Service
(03) 5722 5473
Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 4.30pm

Prostate Specialist Nurse
(03) 5722 5355
Tuesday to Thursday – 8.30am to 4.30pm

Stomal Therapy Service
(03) 5722 5355
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri – 8.30am to 4.30pm

Download information brochure 2023: Cancer and Wellness Service.pdf

The Cancer and Wellness Service provides specialist care for people diagnosed with cancer and our team of Specialist Cancer Nurses provide support and information. We embrace a philosophy of care that respects your individual needs and values.

Female nurse sat smiling and chatting with a male patient.Day Chemotherapy and Medical Infusion Unit
Our Day Chemotherapy and Medical Infusion Unit is staffed by a dedicated team of specialist nurses who administer chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and other supportive treatments for people with cancer.

Treatments for people with other medical diagnoses (such as neurology, immunology, gastroenterology conditions) are also administered in the unit.

Breast and Gynaecological Cancer Nurses
Our specialist Breast and Gynaecological Cancer Nurses are available to provide you and your loved ones with support and information throughout your breast or gynaecological cancer diagnosis.

Our nurses are available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Prostate Specialist Nurse
Our Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse is an experienced registered nurse who has received additional training in prostate cancer care and work with your doctors and care team. They provide care and support to you and your loved ones in all areas of prostate cancer care – whether you are newly diagnosed or have already had some treatment.

Stomal Therapists
Our Stomal Therapists provide support and education to inpatients and community clients. A Stomal Therapist may be involved in your care for faecal or urinary stomas, gastrostomy, management of fistulae and wound care.

Our Stomal Therapists can also help coordinate care between metropolitan and rural health professionals and services.

What our Specialist Cancer Nurses can do:

  • Provide information on your specific cancer.
  • Answer questions and discuss your concerns.
  • Supply written and verbal information about your cancer diagnosis.
  • Explain medical terms and provide the opportunity for you to discuss your treatment options.
  • Assist you to make informed decisions about your treatment and care.
  • Liaise with your treatment team on your behalf.
  • Provide information about transport and accommodation options.
  • Listen to you and your family members.
  • Provide referrals to specialist health professionals or other services when required.
  • Provide information about community services and support groups.
  • Assessment and support to manage side effects of treatment.

Other services to support your care

Our specialist nurses can refer you to other services within Northeast Health to support your treatment.
These services may include:

Outreach Clinical Psychology Service

A Clinical Psychologist provides outreach oncology counselling at Northeast Health once a fortnight.
There is no cost for this service.

Cancer Exercise and Education Program


This 8 week program is suitable for people who are currently having active cancer treatment, have completed treatment or are on maintenance therapy.

The program is a two hour time commitment for eight weeks, which combines both exercise and education to empower patients to live as well as possible with and beyond cancer. Before joining the program, patients will meet with our Exercise Physiologist, who will write a personalised exercise program.

Our program has been developed according to evidence that shows that exercise is a safe and effective therapy for the management of cancer.

Education topics include:

  • Exercise and Cancer
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Fatigue and Cognitive Changes
  • Podiatry and Your Foot Health
  • Healthy Eating
  • Pelvic Floor Health, Relationships and Intimacy
  • Complementary Therapies
  • The Role of Your GP & Cancer Survivorship

older lady pushing an exercise ball against the wall with a man on a treadmill exercising in the background.

Referrals: Patients can self-refer by calling the Exercise Physiologist on (03) 5722 5377 for more information or to register for the next 8-week program.