Chris O’Brien Lifehouse has one of the busiest day therapy, medical oncology, chemotherapy and intravenous cancer treatment facilities in New South Wales. Treatment is underscored by a specialist research programme that directly informs treatment and aims to improve outcomes.

The department is supported by New South Wales’ biggest cancer clinical trials facility, enabling patients to access trials of the world’s latest medicines before they are widely available, and to assist in developing specialists’ knowledge about cancer treatments.

Within the Medical Oncology (chemotherapy) department at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse we take a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, bringing together a wide range of skilled doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

For our patients, this means access to the very best of treatments and experts available, as well as comprehensive information and support, all delivered within the one integrated cancer care plan.

Read more information here.

To refer a patient to a medical oncologist, GPs need to do the following:

Download a general Lifehouse referral form.

Alternatively GPs can draft a referral letter including the reason for the referral and the relevant medical history.

Indicate the name of the appropriate oncologist.

All referrals must indicate a specific clinician. A list of our oncologists is available here.

Fax the completed referral form/letter.

Send the completed form by fax to (02) 9383 1014 and include any relevant test results showing anomalies.

Once this is received, the referral will be triaged by our patient navigation team, and the appropriate patient navigator or VMO will contact the patient to arrange an appointment.

Patients will see the doctor indicated on the referral form/letter.

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