Health conditions

Cancer Nurse Coordination Service

This Cancer Nurse Coordination Service is a free statewide service for people living with cancer.

How can the Cancer Nurse Coordination Service help you?

A diagnosis of cancer can be a worrying time for patients, their family and friends.

The Cancer Nurse Coordination Service is a team of specialist nurses located in both metropolitan Perth and rural regions of Western Australia. They can support you by:

  • assisting you through the health care system and finding the best services to help you and your family
  • acting as a central point of contact
  • coordinating appointments
  • providing and explaining information on your diagnosis and treatment
  • liaising and linking with other services both within your treating hospital and the wider community.

The service is available Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm (excluding public holidays).

If your issue is urgent please contact your GP or your nearest emergency department.

How to contact the Cancer Nurse Coordination Service

Table 1: Metropolitan contacts

Service Phone
Colorectal (bowel and rectal cancers) 0429 688 076
Gynaecology 0400 021 857
Haematology 0400 023 562
Head and neck 0400 021 654
Lung 0400 023 296
Metastatic breast 0427 154 270
Neurology 0400 021 649
Skin and melanoma 0417 952 129
Upper gastrointestinal 0418 531 458
Urology 0447 853 516
Youth Cancer Services 0400 021 874

Table 2: Rural contacts

Area Phone
Goldfields 0429 080 547
Great Southern 0427 199 777
Kimberley 0419 950 022
Midwest 0407 789 774
Pilbara 0429 083 364
South West
0427 446 028
Wheatbelt 0427 988 226
Rural liaison (Perth based) 0429 208 625

Useful contacts

WA Psycho-Oncology Service

The WA Psycho-Oncology Service (WAPOS) provides clinical psychology care to adult Western Australians who are affected by cancer.

Patient Assisted Travel Scheme

The Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) provides a financial subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for eligible permanent WA country residents only travelling long distances to seek certain categories of specialist medical services.

Find out more on the WA Country Health Service website (external site).

Interstate Patient Travel Scheme

The Interstate Patient Travel Scheme (IPTS) provides travel and accommodation support to permanent WA residents who need to travel interstate to obtain essential, specialist medical treatments that are not available in WA.

The IPTS covers travel expenses such as return economy airfare from the patient’s place of residence to the interstate health care unit, reasonable accommodation, taxis to and from the airports and in some circumstances for Health Care Card holders, a living away allowance.

Find out more about the IPTS.

Country Health Connection

Phone: 9318 6880
Email: CountryHealthConnection@health.wa.gov.au

Country Health Connection provides a free transport and coordination service in Perth for Aboriginal people travelling to Perth for specialist treatment.

healthdirect

Phone 1800 022 222 for guidance on what to do for patients in need of advice 24 hours 7 days a week.

Search the National Health Services Directory for Community Cancer Services.


Last reviewed: 23-07-2019
Acknowledgements

WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network


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