Ballina District Hospital
Ballina District Hospital is a public hospital located in Ballina. This hospital provides cancer surgery and chemotherapy, with radiation therapy provided at the North Coast Cancer Institute Lismore Cancer Care Centre.
Location and contact details
Types of treatment
Ballina District Hospital provides cancer surgery services and chemotherapy,
Information about additional cancer services including radiation therapy can be found at North Coast Cancer Institute Lismore Cancer Care Centre.
Cancer care teams
Specialists at Ballina District Hospital participate on the multidisciplinary cancer care teams (MDT) listed below. The teams meet regularly to coordinate care for people with these types of cancers:
- Bowel cancer
- Upper gastrointestinal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Endocrine cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Skin cancer
- Lung cancer
- Urogenital cancer
Most treatments are available in both the public and private systems but the costs can be very different. Also, a specialist can work in the public system, private system or both.
It is important to ask about fees before any doctors' visits, tests or treatments. Ask what the fees will be and how much you will get back from Medicare or your private health fund. You will have to pay any remaining costs (the gap payment).
Patients, their families and carers who do not speak English as a first language or who are Deaf have the right to free, confidential and professional interpreters when they use public health services.
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