Clinical Specialties & Services
Integrated Cancer Centre
Medical and surgical treatment of urological, gynaecological, breast, lung, gastrointestinal and other cancers.
The San is a centre of excellence providing an integrated treatment centre for patients with cancer and other chronic diseases.
The San Integrated Cancer Centre was purpose-built to provide the gold-standard in cancer diagnosis, treatment and management. Care is delivered through a world-recognised, coordinated and supportive multidisciplinary care model.
The centre enables a leading-edge, holistic approach to treatment of major disease types through a single point of patient entry to a warm, caring and peaceful diagnostic, treatment and support precinct. Compassionate, skilled and experienced staff guide each patient through their screening, diagnosis, treatment and recovery with a range of complementary care services on offer.
The centre incorporates:
- consulting suites
- day infusion services
- radiation oncology
- active involvement in on-site clinical trials and research
- information and support services
- cancer genetics screening
The Poon Day Infusion Centre is spacious and restful, overlooking the Healing Garden.
Comprehensive day infusion services are provided for a range of chronic illnesses.
The Cancer Centre links to the nearby Cancer Support Centre and Jacaranda Lodge for country patient and family accommodation, complementary therapies, extensive range of support groups and wellness programs including look good/feel better program and educational workshops.
The caring staff will also enable patients to access other services across the hospital, including physiotherapy and lymphoedema treatment and the wound clinic.
The San has a very well respected palliative care service, with extremely experienced and caring staff in a peaceful and compassionate environment.
Radiotherapy is delivered on-site by the Radiation Oncology Centre. With four bunkers it is the largest private radiotherapy treatment centre in NSW. Featuring the cutting edge TomoTherapy Edge machine - the first in Australia and the most advanced radiation treatment machine available in the world today - treatment time is reduced to seven minutes, which greatly minimises side effects. It can treat multiple tumours at the same time and can re-treat patients who otherwise could not have further radiation treatment on standard equipment. Alongside this world-leading capability are two Varian Silhouettes providing Stereotactic, VMAT, IMRT treatments and a comprehensive High Dose Rate and Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy service with a dedicated Brachytherapy bunker.
The unique facility includes an uplifting and inspirational ‘Healing Garden’, with private reflection spaces and more open sharing spaces, even a children’s play area for family relaxation. The plants and herbs in the garden were specifically selected for their healing properties.