Lismore Base Hospital
Lismore Base Hospital is a public hospital located in Lismore. This hospital provides cancer surgery, with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and haematology services provided onsite at the North Coast Cancer Institute - Lismore Cancer Care Centre.
Location and contact details
Lismore Base Hospital
- 60 Uralba Street Lismore NSW 2 4 8 0
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Types of treatment
Lismore Base Hospital provides cancer surgery.
Information about additional cancer services including chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be found at the North Coast Cancer Institute Lismore Cancer Care Centre.
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. Lismore Base Hospital is recommended for:
- breast cancer
- colon cancer
Cancer care teams
Specialists at Lismore Base 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
- Skin cancer
- Gynaecological cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Urogenital cancer
The following cancer specialists work at Lismore Base Hospital:
Dr Daniel Bills Colorectal Surgeon
Dr David Townend General Surgeon
Dr Deepali Poels General Surgeon
Dr Gratian Punch General Surgeon
Dr Jane Cross General Surgeon
Dr Jon Ryan Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr Kenny Low Urologist
Dr Lisa Osgood Urologist
Dr Rob Simon General Surgeon
Dr Sally Butchers General Surgeon
Dr Stephen Strahan Urologist
Dr Susan Velovski General Surgeon
General information about fees
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).
Interpreting and translating services
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.
Information for Aboriginal people
To speak to an Aboriginal Health Worker, contact Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service or phone (02) 6881 5644.
Information about what to expect before, during and after cancer treatment is available in this guide, written for Aboriginal people.
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