Port Macquarie Base Hospital
Port Macquarie Base Hospital is a public hospital located in Port Macquarie. This hospital provides cancer surgery with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and haematology provided onsite at the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute.
Location and contact details
Types of treatment
Port Macquarie Base Hospital provides cancer surgery.
Information about additional cancer services including chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be found at the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute.
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. Port Macquarie Base Hospital is recommended for:
- breast cancer
- bladder cancer
Cancer care teams
Specialists at Port Macquarie 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
- Brain and spinal cord cancer
- Breast cancer
- Upper gastrointestinal cancer
- Gynaecological cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Urogenital cancer
The following cancer specialists work at Port Macquarie Base Hospital:
Dr Bruce Hodge Breast Surgeon, Colorectal Surgeon, General Surgeon
Dr Christopher Chee Urologist
Dr George Petrou General Surgeon, Hepatobiliary Surgeon
Dr Kathleen Soeyland Breast Surgeon, General Surgeon
Dr Kesley Pedler Urologist
Dr Mark Romero General Surgeon
Dr Michael Harden Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr Nader Awad Urologist
A/Prof Prem Rashid Urologist
Dr Timothy Pollitt Breast Surgeon, General Surgeon
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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