Oncology

Overview

Western Private Hospital was the first private hospital to offer medical, surgical, chemotherapy and radiation oncology care at a fully accredited facility all on one site. Chemotherapy treatments are available for overnight and day patients.  This treatment is provided by expert staff in a modern comfortable facility.  The oncology day centre is an ambulatory (walk-in/walk-out) facility which enables patients to have treatment and in some cases to continue that treatment at home which provides the opportunity for greater independence.  Our Oncology nurses have many years of experience in oncology and haematology, offering a high standard of professionalism, clinical expertise and individualised care as well as providing education and information for new patients.

Counselling and pastoral services are available to support patients and their families.

Every effort is made to ensure a relaxed and friendly environment is created for our patients and their families.

Further information regarding the oncology inpatient or outpatient services can be obtained by contacting our experienced and helpful staff on (03) 9318 3177.

Oncology Services

The Oncology Department includes:

  • Day patient chemotherapy
  • Haematology treatments
  • Chemotherapy education
  • Palliative care
  • Pastoral care service for patients, relatives, friends and staff
  • Access to outpatient support programs
  • On call Oncologist
  • Telephone support
  • Overnight care may be provided if required

The department also provides supportive clinical care for patients requiring:

  • Blood Transfusions
  • Iron infusions
  • Venesection
  • Hydration
  • Other intravenous therapies

Treating Partnerships

Western Radiation Oncology Centre provides radiation therapy at Western Private Hospital for both inpatients and outpatients.
www.radoncvic.com.au

Capital Radiology provides imaging services including MRI, CT and Ultrasound.
www.capitalradiology.com.au

Melbourne Pathology provide pathology services.
www.mps.com.au

EJ Whitten Foundation

The E.J. Whitten Cancer Treatment Centre has been established at the Western Private Hospital in 1995 to commemorate the memory of Ted Whitten Senior who unfortunately passed away due to Prostate Cancer. The foundation has been established to raise awareness of prostate cancer and money to assist in research and treatment of the disease.

The E.J. Whitten Prostate Assessment Centre is located in Footscray.  Referrals can be made from a General Practitioner (GP) to a consultant urologist at the Centre. Diagnostic tests, treatment and follow up are all managed through the Centre and outcomes are reported back to the GP.  GP’s can make a referral by calling the Centre’s enquiry number on 9318 8080.  Western Private Hospital is very proud to be associated with the Foundation.

For more information about the E. J. Whitten Foundation:

Phone: 1300 WHITTEN
Mobile: 0419 324 259
Email: ted@1300whitten.com.au    
Web: www.ejwhittenfoundation.com.au

Support Services

The following community based program for patients, their family and friends is supported by Western Private Hospital:

“Look Good Feel Better”
Phone: 1800 650 960
www.lgfb.org.au

“Living with Cancer”
Cancer Helpline 13 11 20

Web: www.cancervic.org.au
Email: lwcep@accv.org.au

Gynaecology and Breast Cancer Support
www.breacan.org.au

Palliative Care Victoria
www.pallcarevic.asn.au

Leukaemia Foundation
www.leukaemia.org.au

Stanlake Cancer Centre
www.stanlakecancercentre.com.au 

Oncology Specialists

For more information about all our visiting specialists please see the Specialist List provided.