Rapid Access to care.
- No waiting lists
- Extended diagnostic work-up service prior to treatment
- Aim to provide consultation with a radiation oncologist within one week of referral
- Urgent response service
GenesisCare provides rapid access to treatment and no out-of-pocket expenses for appointments and treatments related to our radiation oncology service.
It is the first regional comprehensive cancer care service in Western Australia. Based in Bunbury, it also operates clinics in Collie, Mandurah and Busselton. The department is located on the South West Health Campus and was purpose built to provide convenient and coordinated care with colleagues at St John of God Hospital across a range of services including pathology, pharmacy and diagnostics.
Multidisciplinary care is crucial to the provision of comprehensive services. The team works with local and metropolitan surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, palliative care, allied health teams and consumer groups to meet the community’s local care needs. The service also works with cancer nurse coordinators.
Accommodation Services for Remote or Rural Patients (100km from treatment)
SJOG Bunbury, in conjunction with Bethanie Community Services, provides accommodation for PATS eligible patients who are required to live away from home during their treatment. Further information can be obtained from the Bethanie office in Bunbury on 1300 883 893 or www.bethanie.com.au
Getting to Bunbury (Oncology)
Busselton Hospital - South West Health Campus, Bunbury
Transport for medical appointments is provided for a small fee by SJOG Bunbury in conjunction with BESS Home and Community Care. For more information, contact BESS in Busselton on 08 9754 4716 or www.bess.org.au/transport
Mandurah - South West Radiation Oncology Service (Bunbury)
GenesisCare, in conjunction with Care Options, provides a free daily transport service between Peel Health Campus and SWROS for patients undergoing radiation therapy. More information can be obtained from the GenesisCare team in Bunbury.
Entry to the South West Health Campus
Entry to the South West Health Campus is either from Bussell Highway or Robertson Drive. Parking is accessible on site directly outside the entrance to radiation oncology. Bus stops are conveniently located on the South West Health Campus.