Allied Health Professionals
A team of allied health professionals are here to support your treatment journey. You may be referred to one of these professionals, or you can request an appointment yourself.
Dietitians can give you appropriate dietary advice during treatment to manage and optimise nutrition throughout your treatment and recovery. Patients receiving treatment to the head & neck or upper chest area sometimes encounter side-effects that will influence their usual diet and will often be referred to a dietitian to support the maintenance of their nutritional status.
A speech pathologist specialises in advice for patients who may experience oral, speech and swallowing dysfunction from their cancer or during their treatment.
Our social worker is available at any stage throughout your treatment course. Social workers can provide counselling, assist in organising transport, provide information on financial services and connect you to community services and support groups.
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer can have a significant impact on individuals and also their partners, carers and families. Many people find it helpful to talk to a clinical psychologist. See our nursing staff if you think you might be interested in these services.
Also ask our nurses for information on referrals for other services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and lymphoedema management.