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Cancer Care Centre, Cairns

The Cairns Cancer Care Centre plays a crucial role in the provision of Cancer Care as the major referral centre and provider of care for the population of almost 250,000 residents within the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.  Second to this, it also supports 23,000 residents within the FNQ Health Cluster, which is made up of Townsville, Mackay and Cairns.

The Cancer Care Centre is located in the Liz Plummer Cancer Care Centre (Block E) on the ground and first floor, adjacent to the main Cairns Hospital campus. The Ambulatory Oncology Day Unit provides ambulatory care for day only outpatients patients, whilst Specialist Outpatient Clinics provide Haematology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Palliative Care clinics all which are collocated on the First Floor of the Liz Plummer Cancer Centre (Block E). Radiation Oncology services are provided by Radiation Oncology Queensland (ROQ) and they are located on the Ground Floor of the Liz Plummer Cancer Centre. Queensland Health and ROQ have a shared care partnership for cancer patients requiring radiation services.

The Cancer Care Centre is integrated with the Gordonvale Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Service and has strong links with General Practitioners, Community Health Services, The Queensland Cancer Council, the Leukaemia Foundation and other community services.

The Cancer Care Centre operates under the direction of the Director of Medical Services and Nurse Unit Manager, Cancer Care Centre.  The Palliative Care service operates under the direction of the Executive Director of Medical Services and the Director of Nursing, Gordonvale Memorial Hospital.

The Cairns Hospital Cancer Care Centre is currently rated as a level 5 service under the Clinical Services Capabilities Framework and incorporates the following:

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Cancer Care Centre Logo

The Cancer Care Centre staff wishes to thank the team at SmartArtz - Daniel Lyngcoln, James Mousa, Nick Lyngcoln and Fiona Cortis for the development and creation of the logo.

The SmartArtz team have all, either directly or indirectly, been affected by cancer and thought the best way to say thank you to everyone that has supported them was to sponsor the development of the Cancer Care Centre logo.  

The logo encompasses the patient, as the centre point, with everyone around them being the support network and the band holds them all together.  It is an organic approach to how patients are supported and what the Cancer Care Centre staff saw as a true indication of what they represent.

The staff of the Cancer Care Centre again wishes to thank the team at SmartArtz for all their time, effort and support in the development and creation of the logo.

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Last Updated: 08 August 2013
Last Reviewed: 08 August 2013



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