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 Phone: (02) 9900 7640

The Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care & Research Chemotherapy Unit is part of

The Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care & Research Chemotherapy Unit at The Mater Hospital - North Sydney provides chemotherapy administration services to outpatients of The Mater Hospital - North Sydney.

The Mater Hospital - North Sydney is a private facility.

13 Gillies Street,
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065
(02) 9900 7640
(02) 9954 0536
Monday to Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm
Any related charges will be discussed with patients prior to treatment. Please bring your Medicare card and any private health insurance details with you.


Paid parking available onsite. Accessible parking available onsite. Visit Mater Hospital parking information for more details.


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

Public Transport

This service is accessible by bus and train. It is a 15 minute walk from Wollstonecraft train station. To plan your trip go to Transport for NSW.

Community Transport 

You may be eligible for community transport. Visit Lower North Shore Community Transport 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.

Chemotherapy Unit

Chemotherapy administration involves the treatment of tumours or diseases of the blood using drugs. These drugs may be given intravenously, into the muscle or under the skin via an injection or orally via a tablet or capsule and is given by a nurse competent in the delivery of cytotoxic drugs. Before treatment begins you will have an appointment with a doctor who prescribes the chemotherapy; usually a medical oncologist or haematologist (blood disorder specialist). 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, an appointment for the first treatment will be made which may include an education session to discuss side effects that may occur. The nursing staff in the unit will be available to answer questions you may have on the day.