Cancer Care @ Home

Service overview

The Cancer Care @ Home Service is a program designed to provide anti-cancer treatments and supportive care therapies to eligible SVHM Haematology and Oncology patients in their home environment. The service aims to offer patients more choice in how, when and where they are treated.

The program is targeted at patients who are receiving their same day treatments through SVHM Cancer Services. Patients may receive some or most of their care in the home according to their individual regimens and requirements.

Team members

  • Haematology/Oncology Specialty Medical Teams
  • Specialist Cancer Nurses and SVAH District Nurses
  • Administration staff
  • Allied Health disciplines can be accessed for Outpatient/Phone follow up

Service delivery

  • Monday to Friday, daytime nurse home visits (exc Public Holidays)
  • Cancer Care @ Home Coordinator Support:  08:00-16:30 Mon-Fri
  • Cancer Care @ Home is supported by the Symptom and Urgent Review Clinic (SURC)

    Phone: 9231 5345. Monday-Friday (Exc Public Holidays). Available 0830-1600 for patient support and advice

  • Out of Hours Support through on call Haematology/Oncology team via SVHM Switchboard 9231 2211

Eligibility criteria

  • Catchment based, contact Cancer Care @ Home Coordinator for details
  • Adequate venous access or suitable access device (CVAD) insitu
  • Current Haematology/Oncology Cancer Service patient
  • Safe and Suitable home environment for infusion delivery
  • Treatment duration <90mins
  • Eligible Regimens selected are of a low adverse event risk. Patients need to have tolerated previous hospital administration of all related medications before commencing program.
  • Patient is clinically and medically stable

Referral process

  • Internal SVHM referrals are to made via the Electronic Patient Journey Board
  • Screening for referral will be ongoing for SVHM Cancer Services patients as they navigate changes in the treatments over time.
  • Cancer Care @ Home Coordinator can be contacted to help advise and enable referral process for eligible SVHM Cancer Service patients

Contact details

  • Cancer Care @ Home Coordinator: 0478 970 116