Chemotherapy Unit

A male nurse stands beside an older man in a chair who is receiving chemotherapy treatmentOur Chemotherapy Unit at Rockingham General Hospital supports patients who require chemotherapy, patient blood management and infusions for non-malignant illnesses.

The unit has the capacity to treat up to 10 patients at any one time and features beds and chairs for the comfort of our patients.

Our dedicated staff work as a team to ensure the highest quality of holistic patient care. We endeavour to treat each patient as an individual and act as the patients’ advocate, in conjunction with family and significant others.

Please note for safety reasons, children must be supervised in the treatment area.

Before your treatment

Your treatment team will advise which blood tests are required before your chemotherapy treatment.

If your blood counts are low your chemotherapy may be delayed until it is safe to give you the medication. This may include your treatment dose being reduced which may mean your chemotherapy may not be available on your planned therapy day.

Your treatment day

We encourage you to bring a family member or other carer with you to your Oncology /Haematology Clinic or Chemotherapy Unit appointments.

Please always bring a small supply of pain medication or other essential medications with you, as we are unable to provide these within the unit due to limited stock.

Various information booklets are available within the unit explaining your treatment and its possible side-effects.

Hot and cold beverages are served to patients throughout the day, accompanied by a light lunch. You are welcome to bring in your own food to suit your own dietary requirements.

Various allied health services are also available on request.

More information

Contact us

Phone the Chemotherapy Unit on 9599 4453

Location

The Chemotherapy Unit is situated in the Outpatients department on Level One, Block D.

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Operating hours

Chemotherapy Unit

9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Oncology Clinic

9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Haematology Clinic

9am – 5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

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