This program is staffed by a number of outreach nurses who provide support and education to regional and rural patients, communities and hospitals. The nursing team provide all the children, adolescents and their families with support and practical assistance. They work closely with the medical team at the Hospital, local teams and the GP involved in the patient’s care.
The Outreach Program covers all of NSW and the ACT, with much of the team’s time spent in the larger population centres such as Canberra, Campbelltown, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.
Whilst in these areas the nurses liaise with paediatricians, GPs, community and palliative care services as well as conducting school visits or home visits, depending on the patient’s needs.
Outreach clinics are also run by the program staff including oncology and haematology clinics in Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga and Canberra. There is also a haematology clinic held four times a year in Campbelltown.
For more information please contact Helen Knox, Nursing Manager (02) 9382 1692 or firstname.lastname@example.org.