Learning that you or a loved one has cancer is often a life-changing experience. If it happens, you want access to the best clinical care and support. Quality care is about much more than medical or surgical treatments for the cancer itself. It involves a holistic approach that takes your mental, emotional, and social wellbeing into account.
At Ringwood Private Hospital in Melbourne, our Cancer Care Services team supports you and your loved ones throughout the entire cancer journey. Here is some information about what you can expect from our Melbourne cancer care services.
You’ll receive world-class cancer care
At Ringwood Private Hospital, we have a range of specialists providing the highest standards in evidence-based cancer care for both inpatients and outpatients. This includes dedicated cancer specialists including medical and radiation oncologists, specialist surgeons, haematologists, and pathologists.
Our day infusion department operates from Monday to Friday, offering services including intravenous infusions (for chemotherapy, immunotherapy, blood transfusions, iron infusions and other specialised treatments), venesection, and portacath and PICC line management and education.
Onsite, we also have:
- A dedicated breast care clinic offering rapid access to screening, diagnostic and treatment services for women with, or at risk of developing, breast cancer.
- A skin cancer clinic for fast, expert assessment and treatment of skin lesions.
- A lymphoedema clinic staffed by professionals who provide monitoring and treatments focused on optimising your function.
- A palliative care unit staffed with dedicated professionals who assist people with a terminal illness and their loved ones to minimise distressing symptoms and optimise quality of life.
Your care will take a whole-person approach
As well as elite medical staff, we have a team of health professionals all committed to supporting your wellbeing. To ensure you receive holistic, evidence-based care suited to your needs, you may be referred to one or more team members. These may include our:
- Allied health professionals, including physiotherapists, dietitians, and counsellors.
- Lymphoedema professionals.
Your team members work with you, your family and each other to ensure everyone is on the same page with your care.
We focus on you
We know each cancer experience is unique, which is why we take a personalised approach to your care. At Ringwood Private Hospital, our focus is you, with services tailored to your preferences throughout your care journey. We’ll take the time to listen and answer any questions.
We’ll offer our expert clinical advice, and work with you to tailor a treatment approach that considers your needs and individual circumstances.
You’ll have access to our dedicated team’s expertise
Everyone at Ringwood Private Hospital works in cancer care because they’re committed to making a difference in people’s lives. Our staff and accredited private specialists strive to offer you the best clinical care in their respective areas of expertise.
Not only are our healthcare team knowledgeable and skilled, they are also caring and attentive to your situation. We think of ourselves as your partners in care.
Receive world-class treatments
At Ringwood Private Hospital, we have the latest technology to ensure you receive state-of-the-art care. We offer leading medical and surgical services (including urology, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, endoscopy and general surgery), as well as cancer care.
We’re also proud to have GenesisCare Ringwood onsite, offering rapid access to high quality radiation oncology treatments using leading technology.
What matters to you, matters to us
Because everyone’s experience of cancer is unique, we know different things are important to different people. If you have concerns about how cancer has affected your appearance, you can access the Look Good Feel Better program. Run by trained and certified beauty professionals, this program helps to boost the confidence of adults and teens with cancer by teaching techniques to help manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment. It includes lessons on cosmetics, skin and nail care, wigs and turbans, and accessories and styling.
If your cancer journey leads into life-limiting illness, our palliative care team is dedicated to ensuring the final stage of life is experienced in a way that aligns with your goals. Our palliative care team provides holistic support for you and your family, considering your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. The focus will be on relieving any distressing symptoms and enhancing your quality of life. We can care for you in our dedicated palliative care unit or provide support so you can be cared for at home.
Care in one convenient location
We understand going through cancer treatment is challenging. To help make it as stress-free as possible, our services are available from the one convenient location at Ringwood Private Hospital in Ringwood East, Melbourne.
We offer the only private radiotherapy facilities in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We also have onsite radiology, chemotherapy and pathology services.
Our multi-storey car park provides extended parking facilities close to all hospital services, with five-minute drop off parks at the front of the hospital for your convenience. Ringwood East train station is approximately one kilometre from the hospital, and our reception staff can arrange a taxi if needed.
You can get an iron infusion quickly
Our Day Infusion Unit offers rapid access iron infusions. Your GP can email a referral to us and you’ll be offered the next available appointment.
You’ll feel like part of a community
We know going through cancer treatment can mean spending a lot of time at medical appointments. To help cancer care feel a little more homelike, we do all we can to create a welcoming, warm, and comfortable environment. You’ll get to know our friendly staff and see many familiar faces each visit. We hope your time with us will help you feel like you’re part of a caring community.
We’re happy to help
If you have any queries about the cancer care services at Ringwood Private Hospital, our attentive team is ready to help. Find out more about our cancer care services visit Click here to find out more about our cancer care services or call 1800 875 455.