CRCC services

CRCC Pathology, bone marrow biopsy and stem cell transplant services, specialist consultation appointments, radiation and day therapy treatments are primarily conducted at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre.

Multidisciplinary teams assist to provide CRCC patients with a holistic approach to cancer treatment and support.

Psycho-social care

Dealing with the practical and emotional impact of cancer is supported by our Social Workers and Psychologists. They provide information, access to entitlements, practical support, and counselling to assist cancer patients, their families and carers experiencing distress, depression or anxiety.

This service is available throughout the investigative stage of cancer diagnosis and discharge from hospital, and includes support in the adjustment to or management of the condition or any re-occurrence.

Support is also available for grief and loss with respect to changes in health status and cancer related bereavement or death.

Patients, their families and carers can be seen at CRCC or in the community.

For further information on Community based support see:

Cancer Nurse Care Coordinators

Cancer nurse care coordinators provide a pivotal link in support, education and coordination for patients moving between services and across community sectors.

Palliative Care

"Palliative care is an approach that improves quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention of suffering by early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychological and spiritual." World Health Organisation.

Nutrition / Dietician

Dieticians supply individual nutritional advice and general information on diet and cancer.

Good nutrition is very important during treatment such as chemotherapy. A good diet helps to protect against fatigue and the stress of therapy and helps achieve treatment benefits.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists work to help keep you moving, or if you have been unwell, assist you to get back up and moving. Services include assessments and programs, mobility retraining and falls prevention strategies

Accommodation

'Duffy House' is a 'home-away-from-home' accommodation for regional patients and their carers during cancer treatment at Canberra Hospital.

'Duffy House' is located less than 10kms from the hospital at 45 Jemalong Street, Duffy and offers a relaxed environment, in a quiet suburban street, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy hospital campus.

For more information visit:

Residences at Canberra Hospital also offers short term accommodation for patients and carers.

Fees and conditions may apply to services provided.

Operating hours: 8am - 5pm daily.

Contact Reception:
Phone: 6244 2358
Fax:      6244 2442
tch.Residences@act.gov.au

All ACT Health facilities are completely smoke free. All patients, visitors and staff are required to remain smoke free when visiting any ACT Health facility. Security officers will enforce the smoke free environment. Support is available to help smokers to stay smoke free during their visit to ACT Health facilities. For more information on quitting speak to your GP or Pharmacist.