John Hunter Hospital

Public Hospital

The John Hunter Hospital is a public hospital located in New Lambton.

This hospital provides cancer surgery.

Other cancer treatments are provided  at Calvary Mater Newcastle, including: 

  • chemotherapy 
  • radiation therapy 
  • haematology 
  • cancer genetic services.  

Location and contact details

John Hunter Hospital

10 Lookout Road New Lambton NSW 2 3 0 5
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Types of treatment

The John Hunter Hospital provides cancer surgery.

Information about additional cancer services including chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be found at the Calvary Mater Newcastle.


Treatment for some cancers can be complex and patients should be treated at a hospital which meets agreed criteria for managing this type of cancer. These centres are known as specialist cancer centres. John Hunter Hospital is recommended for:

  • adrenocortical
  • bladder cancer
  • colon cancer
  • complex head and neck cancer
  • lung cancer
  • neurological cancers
  • oesophageal and stomach cancers
  • ovarian cancer
  • pancreatic, primary liver and bile duct cancers
  • rectal cancer.

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Cancer care teams

Specialists at John Hunter 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:

Cancer specialists

The following cancer specialists work at John Hunter Hospital:

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).

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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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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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