Peter Mac is experiencing a high volume of calls so we're working with Cancer Council Australia’s Information and Support line to ensure we can best support our patients and families.
If you are a patient who is not currently on active treatment, and you have concerns about COVID-19 call:
Cancer Council Australia's Information and Support nurses on 13 11 20.
Or email [email protected] who can assist you further in the first instance.
Please note the CCA's Information and Support Service is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
This service is able to provide you with tailored, practical information and emotional support, however is unable to provide individual medical advice.
You can also call the 24-hour Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Patients on active treatment at Peter Mac.
If you're a patient on active treatment, or caring for someone who is, and you are experiencing symptoms or concerns, please call and speak to your treating team.
You can contact your Patient Navigator – find information and contacts here or call the switchboard on 03 8559 5000 and ask to be put you through to your Patient Navigator.
You can also contact a Nurse Consultant on the number provided to you. From 1 April our Nurse Consultants will be working as a team to respond to enquiries.
This change to current practice has been made to help us respond to the higher number of calls we’re receiving due to COVID-19.
All of our Nurse Consultants are skilled at working with patients with cancer. If you call and the lines are busy, you can leave a message and a Nurse Consultant will call you back.