Photograph of Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital
 Phone: (02) 6767 7760

North West Cancer Centre Radiation Oncology Unit is part of


North West Cancer Centre Radiation Oncology Unit at Tamworth Hospital provides radiation oncology consultations and radiotherapy (radiation therapy) treatment to inpatients and outpatients of Tamworth Hospital.

Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital is a part of the Hunter New England Local Health District.

31 Dean Street,
Tamworth, NSW, 2340
(02) 6767 7760
(02) 6761 2094
Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4.30pm
This service is generally covered by Medicare for Australian residents, but please discuss further with your healthcare provider.

Parking

Free parking available onsite. Accessible parking available onsite.

Taxi

A telephone is available at the hospital to call a taxi.

Public Transport

This hospital is accessible by bus. To plan your trip go to Transport for NSW.

Community Transport 

You may be eligible for community transport. Visit Oxley Community Transport Service for more information.

Travel and Accommodation Help

If you live in a rural area and need help to travel to this service visit NSW Government IPTAAS for more information.

Radiotherapy Unit

Radiotherapy involves the treatment of tumours using x-rays or radiation. Treatment begins with an appointment with your radiation oncologist (radiotherapy doctor). Your doctor will then discuss with you the treatment options available, based on the type of tumour and its location in the body. You and your doctor will then decide on the best treatment plan for you. Once the treatment is decided, a team of radiation therapists (health professionals who deliver the radiotherapy treatment) and radiation oncologists will plan the treatment area with the patient using a CT Scan. The treatment planning session and appointments will then be booked. The radiation oncology unit also has nursing staff who will provide assessment and nursing care as required throughout the treatment and will be available to answer any questions.