When you choose Cabrini for your care, you will also be connected to our Neuro-oncology Program. This program is Australia’s only dedicated service for patients with primary brain tumours which extends care from hospital into your home. Your healthcare team will integrate your care from the hospital bed to your home, allowing us to guide you and your family every step of the way, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
Our Nurses will meet with you after your brain cancer diagnosis or when you access our continuing care programs, and work alongside your doctors and allied health professionals to address your physical and mental health needs. The aim of the program is to help patients to live well in their own environment and support carers to ensure they are providing safe and comfortable care. It’s just one of the ways we aim to optimise your quality of life and providing crucial assistance to families and carers.
The services provided by our specialist neuro-oncology nurses include:
- Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation
- Management of symptoms
- Palliative care
- Patient and care support group
- Psycho-social support for patients, their family and carers, in hospital and at home