Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital is a public hospital located in Wagga Wagga. This hospital provides cancer surgery with chemotherapy and radiation therapy available at the Riverina Cancer Care Centre.
Location and contact details
Types of treatment
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital provides cancer surgery.
Information about additional cancer services including chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be found at the Riverina Cancer Care 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. Wagga Wagga Base Hospital is recommended for:
- breast cancer
- oesophageal and stomach cancers.
Cancer care teams
Specialists at Wagga Wagga 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
- Upper gastrointestinal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Neuroendocrine cancer
- Urogenital cancer
The following cancer specialists work at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital:
Dr Andrew Thompson Breast Surgeon, General Surgeon
Dr Anna Giles General Surgeon
Dr David Littlejohn Breast Surgeon, General Surgeon
Dr James Symons Urologist
Dr Nicholas Williams Endocrine Surgeon, General Surgeon, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Dr Paul Bergamin Urologist
Dr Ray Stanton Urologist
Dr Richard Harrison General Surgeon, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Dr Robert Thomas Urologist
Dr Stephen Jancewicz Colorectal Surgeon, General Surgeon
Dr Steven Sowter Urologist
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 make an appointment, contact Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation or phone (02) 6923 5200 (Medical) or (02) 6923 5300 (Dental).
Information about what to expect before, during and after cancer treatment is available in this guide, written for Aboriginal people.
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