The following information is for medical practitioners seeking to refer a patient to Cancer Services. Patients and carers are kindly requested to speak to their specialist or GP to organise a referral to the service.
For all enquiries or to speak directly to a specialist, please contact the Central Coast Cancer Centre on 02 4320 9888 and you will directed to the appropriate person.
Cancer genetics referrals
Please address all referrals to:
Professor Allan Spigelman
St Vincent’s Hospital
Professorial Suite, Level 5, Delacy Building
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Fax: 8382 2328 (preferred)
Phone: 02 9355 5647
GPs, specialists and health professionals can direct referrals to:
Dr. Cecily Fosyth
Phone: 02 4324 8488
Fax: 02 8212 5864
Referrals are accepted by fax/email/Argus.
Dr. Alison Lyons
Phone: 02 4312 6230
Fax: 02 4312 6233
Dr. Campbell Tiley
Dr. Mark Dean
Dr. Brenton Wylie
Dr. Tasman Armytage
Phone: 02 4320 2266
Fax: 02 4320 2775
Medical oncology referrals
Please fax referrals to 02 4320 9780.
Medical oncologists will review the referral and allocate appointments. The patient will be informed of the appointment by administrative staff.
Radiation oncology referrals
Please send referrals via:
Phone: 02 4320 9799 (New Patient Bookings Liaison)
Fax: 02 4320 9780
For all other general inquiries, please phone 02 4320 9888 and your call will be directed appropriately.
Referral letters can be generic (preferred) or addressed to the relevant specialists. They should include all the relevant information including reason for referral, pathology, radiology and other relevant investigations to expedite allocation of appointments.
The referral will be reviewed by the New Patient Booking Liaison, who will allocate the first available appointment based on the subspecialty for the relevant radiation oncologist. The patient will then be informed of the appointment, typically on the day of receiving the referral. The referring doctor, or their practice, will also be informed of the patient’s appointment.
There are currently no waiting lists for new patient appointments or radiotherapy treatments at the Central Coast Cancer Centre.
The aim of the Cancer Centre is to ensure that the Central Coast community has access to the best possible holistic care – free of cost and free from stress.
Set in a peaceful, relaxing and highly functional environment, Central Coast patients can access high quality, modern radiotherapy treatments close to home without needing to travel to Sydney or Newcastle.
Palliative care service referrals
A referral to the Central Coast Specialist Palliative Care service can be made by either the GP or current treating medical specialist. For current inpatients in our hospitals, a consultation request may be made by the treating medical team. A referral to the service is a referral for assessment in the first instance. Following this, assessment and ongoing involvement with the service may be appropriate.
Please note: the Central Coast Specialist Palliative Care Service is a consultative service that assists GPs and medical specialists. For patients located in community settings, the GP and primary nursing service remain the main providers of ongoing care, including prescriptions, certificates and so on.