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Cancer Services

MLHD Cancer Services provides a limited range of treatment and supportive care to patients with cancer and partners with other services to ensure patients receive the care they require during their cancer journey.

It is important to note that not all patients who require treatment for cancer are able to receive this close to home. For less common types of cancer, patients will be required to travel to receive the treatment they need - this is usually to Sydney or Canberra, however if you have family support located in a particular place, please ask your doctor if it is possible for a referral there.

Services range from prevention to disease management and supportive therapy and are arranged in different ways to meet the specific challenges and needs in each region. 
 

Supportive care:

  • alleviates symptoms and complications of cancer
  • reduces or prevents toxicities of treatment
  • supports communication with patients about their disease and prognosis
  • allows patients to tolerate and benefit from active therapy more easily
  • eases emotional burden of patients and care givers
  • helps cancer survivors with psychological and social problems" (MASCC)

Cancer Services

Wagga Wagga Health Service
  • Chemotherapy for uninsured patients provided at Riverina Cancer Care Centre
  • Supportive care inpatient services following chemo/radiation therapy - as needed
  • Oncoloy Social Worker (OSW)
  • Cancer Care Coordinator (CCC)
  • McGrath Breast Care Nurses (MBCN)
  • Prostate Cancer Care Coordinator (PCCC)
  • Access to LHD Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC)
  • Patient education/consumer information
  • Palliative care (non-designated inpatient beds and palliative care consultancy services)
  • Outpatient services including dietetics, physiotherapy, speech pathology etc.
Griffith Health Service
  • Haematology clinic
  • Medical Oncology clinic
  • Radiation Oncology clinic
  • Chemotherapy day unit
  • OSW
  • MBCN
  • PCCC
  • Access to LHD CNC
  • Patient education/consumer information
  • Community nursing service
  • Palliative care nursing service
  • Outpatient services including dietetics, physiotherapy, speech pathology etc
Young Health Service
  • Medical Oncology clinic
  • Radiation Oncology clinic
  • Chemotherapy day unit
  • CCC
  • OSW
  • MBCN
  • PCCC
  • Access to LHD CNC
  • Patient education/consumer information
  • Palliative care nursing service
  • Outpatient services including dietetics, physiotherapy, speech pathology etc
Deniliquin Health Service
  • Chemotherapy day unit
  • Access to a Social Worker
  • Access to LHD CNC
  • Access to CCC, OSW, MBCN and other supportive care through Albury Wodonga Health
  • Patient education/consumer information
  • Community nursing service
  • Palliative care nursing service
  • Outpatient services including dietetics, physiotherapy, speech pathology etc.
Other MLHD services
  • Medical imaging
  • Surgical services for limited types of cancer
  • Pharmacy
  • Aboriginal Health Service
  • Pathology
  • Health Promotion
  • Cervical Screening
  • Breast Screen NSW including mobile screening and assessment services  
MLHD partners with the following organisations to provide an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to care for people over the age of 16:
  • The Cancer Institute NSW
  • The McGrath Foundation
  • The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
  • The Riverina Cancer Care Centre
  • St Vincents Hospital, Sydney
  • Canberra Region Cancer Service
  • Border Medical Oncology
  • Albury-Wodonga Health
  • Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Service (HumeRICS)
  • Primary Health Networks
  • Aboriginal Medical Services  


Contacts 

 Name  Position  Contact Details
 Angela Booth  Manager Cancer Services and Innovation

Mobile: 0438 435 428;

Email: angela.booth@gsahs.health.nsw.gov.au 

 Louise Mugridge  Clinical Nurse Consultant, Cancer Services

Mobile: 0477 380 795;

Email: louise.mugridge@gsahs.health.nsw.gov.au

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