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Many people and their families often feel fearful and anxious about their diagnosis and impending treatment. Knowledge and support are important in coping with these fears. All hospitals have members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) who are available to assist in supporting patients and their families during this time. Social workers who specialise in oncology are available at all major hospitals across Australia and offer a range of services such as individual, family and group counselling; education and information; advocacy; and can assist in providing community referrals. The contact numbers below for some of the major support centres.

Australian Cancer Council Helpline

13 11 20                 A free, confidential telephone information and support service

Australian Capital Territory

+61 2 6244 2316    Canberra Hospital Social Work Department

New South Wales

+61 2 9382 4910    Prince of Wales Hospital Social Work Department
+61 2 9845 2641    Westmead Children's Hospital Social Work Department
+61 2 9515 6555    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Social Work Department  

Queensland

+61 7 3240 2610    Princess Alexandra Hospital Social Work Department
+61 7 3636 8136    Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane

Tasmania

+61 3 8222 8354    Royal Hobart Hospital Social Work Department
+61 3 6348 7245    Launceston Hospital 

Victoria

+61 3 9656 1031    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Social Work Department
+61 3 9656 1744    Victorian Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Service
+61 3 9345 6111    Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria, Social Work Department

Western Australia

+61 8 9340 8222    Princess Margaret Hospital Social Work Department
+61 8 9346 4666    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Social Work Department


Last update: 22-Jul-2011 04:06 PM


 

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