Hollywood Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

While a diagnosis of cancer can feel isolating, it is important to remember that you are not alone. The experienced and caring team at Hollywood Private Hospital will be with you every step of the way.

Your care will be overseen by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals who will work with you and your loved ones to tailor a personalised plan for your treatment and supportive care needs. 

Our allied health specialist will form part of your multidisciplinary team. They will be there to focus on your overall wellbeing, managing symptoms and side effects to help you achieve the best outcomes from your treatment.  

 

Members of your care team

Because all cancers are different, everyone’s cancer pathway is different. You may meet a variety of healthcare professionals during, between and after your cancer treatment, including:

 

  • Surgeon
  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Haematologist
  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Registered and enrolled nurses
  • Cancer Care Navigator
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  • Psychologist/counsellor
  • Clinical trials coordinator
  • Dietitian
  • Physiotherapist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech pathologist
  • Palliative care specialists

 

Talk to your treating specialists about who makes up the multidisciplinary team that will support you during, between and after your treatment. Your team will include doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and may include other specialists relevant to your needs.  We will assess your needs and ensure that a tailored team is assembled for you. 

 

Depending on the type of cancer you have, you will also meet doctors who specialise in treating your specific condition.

 

 
 

 

Cancer Care Navigator

Understanding and navigating the complex world of cancer treatment can be overwhelming. Hollywood Private Hospital offers you peace of mind with the Cancer Care Navigation Service to guide you through your cancer journey.

Our Cancer Care Navigators are specialist nurses who have extensive experience in looking after people with cancer. They work alongside your multidisciplinary team to coordinate all aspects of your care, so that you and your loved ones can focus on what matters most.

From diagnosis through to recovery and beyond, your Cancer Care Navigator will:

 

  • help you to understand your treatment plan and address any questions or concerns you may have
  • be an active link between your multidisciplinary team, treating specialist and your GP, keeping you on track between treatments
  • refer you for additional support services, such as exercise, nutritional support, or psychological support
  • provide education, information and emotional support for you and your loved ones
  • spend time with you to understand what matters to you.

 

Your Cancer Care Navigator is a friendly face, making sure you have access to personalised care at every stage of your cancer journey. 

Breast Care Specialist Nurses

With support from the McGrath Foundation, as of April 2020, Hollywood Private Hospital has two Breast Care Specialist Nurses (BCSN) available to provide support to breast cancer patients. This is a free service available for HPH patients. Both nurses have extensive experience in the provision of nursing care and support to patients undergoing treatment or procedures for breast cancer.

Patients can be referred at the time of diagnosis to a Breast Care Specialist Nurse, allowing the nurse to support the patient and their family as they begin their journey and consider the treatment options available. The BCSNs provide individualised, patient-centred care across the continuum of care in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team from diagnosis, through the treatment journey and for longer term supportive care right through to survivorship or end of life, ensuring care coordination and communication needs are met to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Our BCSN practice incorporates advanced knowledge and skills in supportive care, including providing specialised and tailored information and education, psychological support, and clinical care. Practice is adapted according to the specific and changing needs of individual patients, taking into account their multiple health needs, concerns and preferences for care. The BCSN facilitates continuity of care between different phases of the cancer journey, care settings, care plans and care providers.

 

Prostate Cancer Nurse

Our Prostate Care Nurses are experienced nurses who have specialised in the care of men with prostate cancer, as well as the support of their carers. From the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment and afterwards, our Prostate Care Nurses provides information, support and coordination of care specific to each individual’s needs.

This also includes:

  • Acting as a point of contact and support for men and their families/carers
  • Providing reliable information and education about diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Coordination of care throughout the cancer journey
  • Improving access to specialists and services
  • Assisting with access to hospital and community-based services during and after treatment
  • Providing information on dealing with the effects of treatment and how to get further help to deal with specific problems being experienced
  • Providing information about support groups