Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service

Public Cancer Service

Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service is based in Newcastle.

It is a public cancer service that supports young people 15 to 25 years with cancer.

This service is a collaboration between Calvary Mater Newcastle and John Hunter Children's Hospital

Location and contact details

Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service

Calvary Mater Newcastle Corner Edith and Platts Streets Waratah NSW 2 2 9 8
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Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Types of treatment

The service provides cancer-specific and age appropriate medical and psychological care for patients and their families with contact through an Adolescent Oncologist, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Social Worker and Clinical Psychologist.

Treatment for young people 15 to 17 years is usually given at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital. For young people over 17 years, treatment is usually given at the Calvary Mater Newcastle (adult hospital).

Cancer specialists

The following cancer specialists work at Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service:

Additional information

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).

Find out more

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.

Find out more

To speak to an Aboriginal Health Worker, contact Awabakal Aboriginal Medical Service or phone (02) 4907 8555.

Information about what to expect before, during and after cancer treatment is available in this guide, written for Aboriginal people.

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