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The Role of the Nurse in Private Oncology

Led by Angela Meaney & Chrystal Fitzgerald, Oncology Nurses, Ballarat Cancer Care, this project trialled the employment of a cancer nurse to provide emotional, information and practical support to patients as they navigate a new world of frequent blood tests, appointments, procedures and cancer treatments.

The trial was a great success: 

  • A part-time nurses role is funded to continue.
  • The role highlighted a need for nursing support for patients on oral chemotherapy. These patients need close follow up to assess drug toxicities and ensure they adhere to their drug therapy.


"The feedback we have received from our patients, peers and team has been amazing", Angela Meaney