The Brian Fricker Oncology Centre, located within the Burnside Hospital, is a specialist onsite consulting and day chemotherapy facility.
A fundraising event by the Fricker family enabled a designated Oncology Centre to be built in the Burnside Hospital in 2005. Named in memory of the late Brian Fricker OA who had chemotherapy treatment at the hospital.
Treating many types of adult malignancies, the Centre’s oncologists and specialised nursing staff aim to provide quality, individualised care for patients from diagnosis to ongoing treatment and support. Staff provide a discreet, friendly, and relaxed environment where friends and family are welcome throughout each patient's treatment.
The centre is open from 8am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Able to treat a full range of solid tumours and blood malignancies, the Brian Fricker Oncology Centre is equipped to treat up to seven patients at a time, with staff providing personalised care for each patient in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Additional education and support services include :
Information and advice regarding the side effects of treatment such as nausea, bowel changes, changes to immune system
Nutrition and hydration advice during treatment as well as a referral service to qualified dieticians for ongoing dietary and nutrition education and support
Skin and hair care advice
Referral to psychological and counselling services for patients and their families
Improved access for non-elective patients
Staff are also accredited providers of the Living with Cancer program www.cancersa.org