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The Day Oncology Unit is located on level 2 West Building – Day Cancer Specialist Clinic Reception E Please take the green lifts and turn right Opening hours are Monday – Friday 0800-18:30 and Saturday 0800-1630 An appointment is required and should be made in consultation with your child's Dr and/or Nurse Coordinator.
The Day Oncology unit comprises of 12 treatment chairs, 3 treatment rooms and 3 isolation rooms. Your child may attend the Day Oncology unit for the following reasons:
Day Cancer Specialist Clinic Reception E now has a pathology collection service to take your child's bloods prior to their Dr's appointment The pathology collector is available Monday-Friday 0830-11:30AMYou will be required to notify the reception staff upon checking in for your child's Dr and/or Day Oncology appointment if they require the pathology serviceIf your child requires pathology collection after 11:30 you will be required to attend the pathology collection service on the ground floor specialist clinic A6 If your child has a central line (excluding a port) please discuss with the Day Oncology nurses the best way to proceed with blood collection
The Oncology Fast Track (OFT) clinic is designed to support children and their families during a child’s cancer treatment at The Royal Children’s Hospital (while receiving chemotherapy and up to 12 months after a stem cell transplant). If your child displays side effects from treatment and you are concerned, you can call the OFT nurse to get advice or support about how to manage your child at home or discuss whether they may need to come into hospital (it is essential to call prior to presenting to the clinic).
Phone: 03 9345 4545 (select option 1)
*please note due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic if your child has any respiratory symptoms please notify the OFTC nurse upon calling*
The OFT clinic operates during the following hours: Monday-Friday: 0800-1830 Saturday: 0800-1630
Outside of these hours it is recommended to call the Kookaburra ward for advice or present straight to the RCH Emergency Department or to your local emergency department
Link to the Oncology Fast Track Clinic Kids Health Information Fact Sheet
Phone Number: 03 9345 4545After dialing, please select the option that best suits your needs and your call will be directed to the appropriate area
Option 1: Oncology Fast Track (urgent medical related enquiry) Option 2: Oncology specialist clinic appointments Option 3: Day Cancer treatment appointments Option 4: Nurse coordinator assistance Option 5: Kookaburra Ward Option 6: Oncology Pharmacy (pharmacy related enquiries)