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PatientsAbout 60,000 people in NSW will be diagnosed with cancer this year. SWSLHD cares for 5,000 of those, so we are very experienced. Many people will be cured but the diagnosis is still very worrying, so here are some helpful tips that others have recommended, when they were in your situation:

General Treatment Information

After Hours Medical Care

If you require medical care after hours, please phone or go to your local Emergency Department, and advise them of your current treatment and diagnosis. If you need to contact your oncologist, telephone the hospital switchboard number.

Interpreter Services

If you need an interpreter for yourself or a family member, please tell your doctor, nurse or another member of the healthcare team. Sign language interpreters for the deaf/hard of hearing and spoken language interpreters for non-English speakers will be arranged at no cost. Find further information at http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/services/Interpreter/

Look Good Feel Better

LGFB

Complimantary

Virtual workshops to make you feel better.
Skincare and make-up session - 1 Hour
Wigs and Headwear session - 1 hour.

Available workshops - Listings
Skincare & Makeup + Wigs & Headware - Information
Home Delivered Confidence Kit - Referral Form

Register on at www.lgfb.org.au the workshop will be deliver via Zoom.

 

Questions & Answers

Q1 How do I get after hours/emergency help.
Q2 How can I access Interpreter services.
Q3 Will my experience be the same as someone else?
Q4 I am worried, who can I talk to?
Q5 What if I can't remember what the doctor said
Q6 Can I bring family with me?
Q7 What can others help me with?
Q8 Can I get a second opinion?
Q9 How much information do I need?
Q10 Where can I get more information?
Q11 What treatment will I have?
Q12 What is 'Informed Consent'?
Q13 Are there support services available?
   
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