The service is coordinated by a Breast Care Nurse with specialist training in breast cancer and can provide physical, psychological and emotional support and information for those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. Services are provided within Health Services and Community settings throughout the Region.
Coordination of care from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up. This includes appointments and referrals, clinical care, discussions of options for breast prosthetics or access to support services. The Breast Care Nurse is a vital link within the multidisciplinary team of health professionals from various locations across the region within health services or in community settings.
Community Group Education and promotion of Breast Awareness strategies are important aspects of the Breast Care Service.
The service is free with the support of the McGrath Foundation, during and following treatment, with self referrals welcome or referrals from health professionals.