Tamworth Hospital is a public hospital located in Tamworth. This hospital provides cancer surgery with chemotherapy and radiotherapy available onsite at the North West Cancer Centre.
Location and contact details
Types of treatment
Tamworth Hospital provides cancer surgery.
Information about additional cancer services including chemotherapy and radiotherapy can be found at the North West Cancer Centre.
Surgery for certain cancers can be complex and requires treatment at a hospital with a lot of experience performing this type of surgery. Tamworth Hospital is recommended for:
- Rectal 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
- Breast cancer
- Endocrine cancer
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
- Upper gastrointestinal cancer
- Urogenital cancer
The following cancer specialists work at Tamworth Hospital:
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 Peter Girardi General Surgeon
Dr Philip Kennedy General Surgeon
Dr Ramin Samali Urologist
Dr Vivek Singh 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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