Parkes Hospital Outreach Chemotherapy Treatment Clinic
Public Cancer Service
Parkes Hospital Outreach Chemotherapy Treatment Clinic is a public cancer service located in Parkes. This cancer service provides chemotherapy and is an outreach service of the Central West Cancer Care Centre, Orange.
Location and contact details
Types of treatment
Parkes Hospital Outreach Chemotherapy Treatment Clinic provides chemotherapy as an outreach service.
The service is coordinated by the Oncology Nurses and is available twice a week.
Cancer care teams
Specialists at Parkes Hospital Outreach Chemotherapy Treatment Clinic participate on the multidisciplinary cancer care teams (MDT) listed below. The teams meet regularly to coordinate care for people with these types of cancers:
- Breast cancer
- Skin cancer
The following cancer specialists work at Parkes Hospital Outreach Chemotherapy Treatment Clinic:
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.
To speak to an Aboriginal Health Worker, contact Yoorana Gunya Family Violence Healing Centre Aboriginal Corporation or phone (02) 6850 1222.
Information about what to expect before, during and after cancer treatment is available in this guide, written for Aboriginal people.
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