Southern Highlands Cancer Centre

Cancer care for all

Please note that the Southern Highlands Cancer Centre moved from its previous premises in Holmhale Street to the new Oncology Unit within the Southern Highlands Private Hospital in April, 2012. 

The new address for the Cancer Centre is :  
Southern Highlands Private Hospital,
93-95 Bowral Street,
The direct telephone number is 4862 9470

Fax  4862 9471

Southern Highlands Cancer Centre is owned and operated by Southern Highlands Private Hospital which is a member of Ramsay Health Care, the leading private healthcare provider in Australia. 

It provides cancer services to anyone in the Southern Highlands community either as privately insured patients or uninsured (public) patients, through an agreement with the Sydney South West Area Health Service (SSWAHS).

The Centre is a Day Unit primarily providing the administration of chemotherapy and operates from Monday to Friday. It also caters for the administration of other day only treatments including but not limited to:-

  • Bi-phosphonate infusions
  • Targeted therapies
  • Monoclonal and biological therapies
  • Portacath and PICC line management and education
  • Intravesical BCG treatment
  • Venesection

The nature of care provided goes beyond purely the administration of chemotherapy. Supportive care and education is a top priority to all recently diagnosed cancer patients or those simply requiring additional information throughout their illness. Patients, family members and carers are treated as individuals in a highly personal, compassionate and caring manner.

The modern new and spacious unit involves an increase in oncology recliner chairs to 7; oncology procedure rooms with 2 new beds; 3 dedicated consulting rooms; an interview room; the services of a dispensary; and access to cancer information resources. There is also room for family and friends to accompany patients in a bright and relaxed atmosphere with the availability of watching television, listening to music, or their own discman/MP3 player. The Centre is also fortunate to have a wonderful team of volunteers who serve drinks and lunch throughout the day to make patients stay more comfortable. 

  • Support Services
    The Centre provides patients, not only with consultation services with a Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, and highly specialised and qualified nursing staff, but provides support through other support services including a breast care nurse, social worker, dietitian, counsellor, meditation and lymphoedema professionals palliative care.

  • Cancer Council Information Centre
    Incorporated within the Centre is the Cancer Council Information Centre which aims to provide booklets and brochures, Helpline contacts, answer questions, and to guide patients, family members, carers and friends to helpful resources on cancer. No appointment is required and no fee is charged. Volunteers are available from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

  • Transport for Cancer Patients
    Access to transport for patients requiring treatment at the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre via the Southern Highlands Patient Transport Service can be made and if seating is available, family and friends visiting patients at the Camden Hospital Palliative Care Unit are also welcome to use this service. Read more >>

  • New Services offered to patients
    ∼ A wig library which, apart from wigs, also offers access to scarfs, turbans, fancy wraps, special fashion hats and bandanas to cover hair loss with flair and confidence.  Read more >>                                                              
    ∼ Look Good … Feel Better program is offered to women newly diagnosed with cancer and coping with the physical changes cancer treatment may cause. This is a cosmetic industry community initiative helping cancer patients. Read more >>

  • Research & Cancer Trials
    Southern Highlands Cancer Centre actively participates in Clinical Trials and Research under the direction of the Medical Oncologist and associates. We are currently conducting clinical trials with the Australian / New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group and a pharmaceutical company. The Cancer Institute has generously funded a Clinical Trials Nurse for 2 years.

Southern Highlands Cancer Centre Trust Fund
The Trust Fund is managed by the Southern Highlands Foundation and has been establish to receive tax deductible donations. The funds are used to purchase equipment for use by cancer patients in their home, and to provide oncology education programs to our patients and staff. Read more