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Wimmera Southern Mallee Cancer Resource Nurse

Wimmera Southern Mallee Cancer Resource Nurse

Cancer Resource Nurses (CRNs) are local nurses who are trained to offer supportive care to people affected by cancer in their own area. They can refer people with cancer to the right services as close to home as possible and offer support and information. CRNs are now located in every Wimmera Southern Mallee health service.

People in the region told Grampians Integrated Cancer Service that they felt isolated during their cancer treatment and would like to have their cancer care as close to home as possible. Cancer Resource Nurses are part of a pilot project to improve the cancer experience of people in the Wimmera.

People travel around the Grampians region and beyond for cancer treatment. Newly designed brochures and a ready-reference map make finding a local Cancer Resource Nurse easier than ever. These maps and brochures are also being delivered to cancer services throughout the region to help cancer service staff refer patients from the Wimmera Southern Mallee area back to their local Cancer Resource Nurse. 

The introduction of Telehealth via Health Direct, a web based portal, can link CRNs and their patients to Carmel O'Kane, Oncology Nurse Practitioner and/or their Medical Oncologist in the comfort of their own home. This new service aims to reduce the travel burden of regional cancer patients during their ongoing cancer treatment and care. 
    
Click here for a brochure about the WSM CRN or click here for a copy of the map.

Cancer Resource Nurse Contact Details:

Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital
(Edenhope Apsley and Harrow)
Cath McDonald 
Address: Elsie Bennett Centre, Cnr Lake & Mollison St, Edenhope 3318
Phone: 03 5585 9845 Mobile: 0428 881 762
Email: crn@edmh.org.au

Edenhope Hospital Medical Clinic
Adrienne Caldow
Address: Edenhope Hospital Medical Clinic,119 Lake St, Edenhope 3318
Phone: 03 5585 988
Email: crn@edmh.org.au

Rural Northwest Health
Kathleen (Kathy) Poulton and Kayleen (Kate) Watson
Address: 12 Mitchell Pl, Hopetoun 3396
Phone: 03 5083 2000
Email: crn@rnh.net.au

West Wimmera Health Service
(Nhill, Jeparit, Kaniva, Rainbow, Goroke, Natimuk)
Janine Clark and Ginty Thomson 
Address: 43-51 Nelson St, Nhill 3418
Phone: 03 5391 4222 Mobile: 0429 991 070
Email: crn@wwhs.net.au

Minyip Campus
Dianne Knoll
Address: 23-25 Church St, Minyip 3392
Phone: 03 5363 1200
Email: crn@wwhs.net.au

Murtoa Campus
Janine Matthews
Address: 28 Marma St, Murtoa 3390
Phone: 03 5363 0400
Email: crn@wwhs.net.au

Wimmera Health Care Group (Horsham Campus)
Day Oncology Unit
Majella Hunter
Address: 83 Baillie Street, Horsham, 3400
Phone: 03 5381 9169
Email: chemotherapy@whcg.org.au