Shellharbour Hospital is a public hospital located in Shellharbour. This hospital provides cancer surgery, with chemotherapy and radiation therapy provided at the Illawarra Cancer Care Centre.
Location and contact details
Types of treatment
Shellharbour Hospital provides cancer surgery services,
Information about additional cancer services including chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be found at Illawarra Cancer Care Centre.
Complex treatment, including surgery, should be performed at a recommended hospital. Find out which hospitals are recommended for a range of cancers.
Cancer care teams
Specialists at Shellharbour 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:
- Gynaecological cancer
- Urogenital cancer
The following cancer specialists work at Shellharbour Hospital:
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 Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation or phone (02) 4229 9495.
Information about what to expect before, during and after cancer treatment is available in this guide, written for Aboriginal people.
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