Patients with a cancer diagnosis receive care from a range of clinical teams who provide the initial diagnosis, treatment plan, and ongoing support and care.
Our cancer and haematology services in Northern NSW Local Health District include surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy as important treatment options that may be used separately or together, to treat people with cancer.
We provide additional supports to help make sure our patients receive the best possible experience while in our care. These include allied health services such as social work, dietetics and speech pathology.
Northern NSW Local Health District provides a broad range of cancer and haematology services at:
- The Tweed Hospital
- Murwillumbah District Hospital
- Byron Central Hospital
- Ballina District Hospital
- Lismore Base Hospital – North Coast Cancer Institute, Lismore Cancer Care and Haematology Unit
- Grafton Base Hospital
Breast Care nursing service
People receiving breast cancer treatment can access the Breast Care nursing service which offers information, support and education to navigate the breast cancer journey.
The Breast Care nursing service is available in:
- Richmond Valley (Lismore, Ballina, Casino, and surrounding areas)
- Tweed Murwillumbah Byron (the Tweed Valley, Murwillumbah, Byron Bay and surrounding areas)
- Clarence Valley (Grafton, Maclean, Iluka, Yamba and surrounding areas)
Cancer clinical trials
Northern NSW Local Health District participates in clinical trials of emerging cancer treatments, through our Cancer clinical trials sites at Lismore and Tweed. This provides eligible patients with access to cutting edge clinical research and treatment and plays an important part in finding safer treatment options that will improve the quality of life for patients in Northern NSW and beyond.
Other cancer services
Our Cancer Care teams work closely with specialist services in Queensland, and patients may be referred there for treatment if that’s required. Our specialist cancer clinicians will always advise patients and their carers of the treatment options available which may be closest to home, as well as those available elsewhere.
You can find more information about cancer services across NSW at: https://www.canrefer.org.au/