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The Oncology Service at Ballarat Health Services attempts to provide holistic care through a multidisciplinary team approach.

The department provides oncology and haematology services to the patients of Ballarat and the Grampians region.
This includes managing solid tumours such as breast cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer and others, leukaemias, lymphomas and myelomas through the provision of chemotherapy and supportive care in a multidisciplinary environment.

The team includes medical staff (medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, palliative care physicians), nursing staff, social worker, dietitian, speech pathologist and pharmacist with access to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychologists and pastoral care.

Ballarat Health Services Medical Oncology Department has an excellent relationship with other community palliative care services.

The oncology department provides outpatient clinics Monday to Friday, a day oncology service and an in-patient ward.

Oncology Medical staff

Dr Stephen Brown - Acting Head of Medical Oncology
Dr Bhaumik Shah - Medical Oncologist
Dr Lee Na Teo - Medical Oncologist
Dr Geoffrey Chong - Medical Oncologist
Dr Melanie Wuttke -Medical Oncologist
Dr Vishal Boolell - Medical Oncologist
Dr Prashanth Prithviraj- VMO Medical Oncologist
Dr Craig Carden - VMO Medical Oncologist

Junior staff include a Medical Oncology Advanced Trainee, Basic Physician Trainee and a Hospital Medical Officer.

Contact details

Radiation Oncology
Ph: (03) 5320 8600

Oncology Consulting Clinics
Ph: (03) 5320 8500

Address / Building Location

Day Oncology and Outpatients clinics: Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, corner Sturt and Drummond Street.
Inpatient Ward: Base Hospital, Medical Services Building, level four south.

Hours of service

Day Oncology: Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6pm.
Outpatient Clinics: Monday to Wednesday 10am to 1pm, Thursday 12pm to 5pm and Friday 9am to 1pm in the Ballarat Consulting Suites at the Base Hospital. Enter via Sturt St. (Refer to map)
Inpatients: 24 hours a day

Outpatient / referral Information

Referrals are made to the Oncology Clinic via the hospital referral form by either other specialist units or the LMO
Referrals can be discussed with the Oncology Registrar who can be paged via the Ballarat Health Services switchboard on (03) 5320 4000 pager 680.
Facsimile: (03) 5320 6500

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