Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service
Public Cancer Service
Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service is a public cancer service located in Waratah. This cancer service 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
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).
The following cancer specialists work at Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service:
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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