Families of Cancer Patients
We have many patients who attend for assessment and treatment from out of town and we do have accommodation available at Bezzina House which is very pleasant and affordable accommodation for patients and their families in Kogarah in Sydneys’ South.
Several affordable motels are available at St Leonards on Sydneys’ North Shore for patients undergoing surgery on the new Davinci Xi robot at The Mater in North Sydney.
Patients and their families may stay at these facilities both before and after surgery until both the treating Doctor and patient are happy that it is safe for them to return to home. Our clinical psychologist and our outpatient nurses will regularly visit patients in the lodge to ensure progress is satisfactory.
We believe patient education is vital for making informed decisions and aim to address and answer all questions you and your family may have related to your health.
The practice nurse will establish a relationship with the patient and their families immediately following their consultation with the specialist. There is extensive education given to patients requiring a radical prostatectomy, nephrectomies or cystectomies pre-operatively. Anatomical structures, computerised graphics and product demonstrations regarding catheters and surgical drains are part of this educational session.
Our Practice Nurse is available to all patients and their families to provide consistent support and answer any of your questions. Please call during business hours 02 9570 5510.