Comprehensive care and support for patients with cancer at the Brian Fricker Oncology Centre
- 24 hour contact for support and assessment of problems
- Day chemotherapy options
- Access to Clinical Trials approved through the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee
- Options for surgery, follow up and treatment in the one location
- Education sessions and ongoing support provided
Burnside Hospital provides comprehensive care and support for patients with cancer on site at the Brian Fricker Oncology Centre.
A diagnosis of cancer can produce enormous emotion and high levels of stress, not only for the person diagnosed but also for their partner, family, colleagues and friends.
Burnside Hospital's Brian Fricker Oncology Centre is a cancer care centre, renowned for its patient-centred cancer services, care options, education and support to help patients and their families through the treatment journey.
Services include day oncology facilities, multidisciplinary cancer teams, surgery, follow up treatment options and care from specialist oncology nurses, allied health and medical professionals.
The Brian Fricker Oncology Centre is equipped to treat up to nine patients at one time, with staff providing personalised care for each patient in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
From the centre, Burnside’s team of oncologists are able to treat a full range of solid tumours requiring chemotherapy management, including clinical trials. The administration of blood transfusions, monoclonal antibodies and maintenance of Vascular Access Devices is also available for patients.
In addition to day chemotherapy facilities, Burnside Hospital offers surgery, follow up treatment options and care from specialist medical professionals, oncology nurses and allied health personnel. Breast cancer multidisciplinary team meetings are held weekly to discuss complex cases.
Dedicated pretreatment education sessions and ongoing support are also provided.