Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) is a world-class cancer centre providing cancer care, treatment and research for the community in the Grampians Region of Victoria.
Find more information on the services offered at BRICC and additional resources for cancer patients below.
Resources for patients
Home Based Cancer Care
Grampians at Home – Home Based Cancer Care is one of five streams of care developed from the amalgamation of HITH (Hospital in the Home) and GITH (Geriatrics in the Home) models of care.
The Home Based Cancer Care Stream commenced in 2021 and services close to 200 patients and continues to grow. Grampians Health Home Based Cancer Care works closely with the Cancer Day Unit (CDU) at BRICC.
This model of care is a unique service delivering quality care to patients in the comfort and convenience of their own home.
If considered suitable for the at home program by Oncologists and Haematologists, and patients reside within a 35km radius of Ballarat CBD, this may be an option for a more convenient way to deliver specialised cancer care to our patients.
Email BHSatHOMEAdministration@bhs.org.au or call 03 5320 4549
Cancer Survivor Guide podcast
Grampians Integrated Cancer Service (GICS) consumer Penny Johnston hosts the Cancer Survivor Guide podcast, featuring interviews with patients and experts to unpack what cancer treatment patients might undertake.
Find out more here.
Meet our McGrath Breast Care Nurses
Joylene and Leanne are McGrath Breast Care Nurses who work in the Ballarat and lower Grampians region providing support to both early and advanced breast cancer recipients. They support clients from diagnosis through to wellness after life, guiding and navigating the treatment trajectory and offering resources and materials to ensure informed and individualised decisions are made. Their role also sees them offer education and awareness to the greater community about breast cancer and health promotion. Both have extensive experience in cancer nursing, obtaining post graduate certificates in breast cancer specialities and continue to enroll in ongoing education opportunities to ensure the support and information they provide is current and evidence based.
Breast Screen Victoria
BreastScreen Victoria aims to reduce the impact of breast cancer by ensuring the best health outcomes through early detection. We invite eligible Victorians aged 50−74 to have a free breast screen every two years. Your breast cancer risk increases with age, that’s why a free breast screen every two years is an important way to look after your health.
Breast screens are with a female radiographer in a safe and friendly environment and take only 10 minutes to complete. Breast screens are for those with no symptoms and you do not need a doctor’s referral or Medicare card.
For more information and bookings, visit the website or call 13 20 50.
In the Grampians Region breast screening is available in Ballarat (Queen Elizabeth Centre), Horsham (Wimmera Health Care Group) and many locations where the mobile BreastScreen Victoria van visits.
Watch this video on how to perform a Breast self-examination
1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350
Enter BHS via the Sturt Street Entrance and BRICC is on your right
BAROC 8am -5pm
Wellness Centre 8.30am - 5pm
Day Oncology 8.30am - 5pm
Oncology Clinics 8.30am - 5pm
Cancer and COVID-19 Vaccines
Talk to your medical team for advice on the timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. You can also find information via the link below.
Ballarat Living Magazine
BRICC Wellness Centre was featured in the Autumn 2021 edition of Ballarat Living Magazine. Read the article, and Helen’s experience, below.
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