Tamworth Hospital is a public hospital located in Tamworth. This hospital provides cancer surgery with chemotherapy and radiation therapy available onsite at the North West Cancer Centre.
Location and contact details
- Dean Street Tamworth NSW 2 3 4 0
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Types of treatment
Tamworth Hospital provides cancer surgery.
Information about additional cancer services including chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be found at the North West Cancer 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. Tamworth Hospital is recommended for:
- colon cancer.
Cancer care teams
Specialists at Tamworth 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:
- Blood cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Endocrine cancer
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
- Upper gastrointestinal cancer
- Urogenital cancer
- Gynaecological cancer
The following cancer specialists work at Tamworth Hospital:
Dr Andras David General Surgeon
Dr David Lewis General Surgeon
Dr Frank Sardelic General Surgeon
Dr Ian Smith Urologist
Dr Jerome Laurence Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Pancreatic Surgeon
Dr Leendert Van Schoor General Surgeon
Dr Philip Kennedy General Surgeon
Dr Vivek Singh 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 at Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service, phone (02) 6760 2500.
Information about what to expect before, during and after cancer treatment is available in this guide, written for Aboriginal people.
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