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Cancer Services

Inpatient services

  • physical assessment and management to maximise function
  • assist in the prevention of any physical or lung complications 
  • prescribe appropriate mobility aids where required
  • prescribe individually-tailored exercise programs for those who are de-conditioned or fatigued from chemotherapy
  • comprehensive physiotherapy management program for women undergoing breast cancer surgery
  • lymphoedema assessment and management can be provided whilst an inpatient on referral from your treating doctor
  • ongoing physiotherapy care post-discharge is arranged where required.

Outpatient services

  • a physiotherapist is available in the Day Chemotherapy Unit to advise and provide any required treatment
  • outpatient physiotherapy review and treatment is available for breast surgery patients
  • experienced physiotherapists are able to assess and provide appropriate treatment for lymphoedema of the arm, leg, body or face. A doctor’s referral is required and it is preferable that you have been assessed and had relevant investigations completed by a specialist physician.

How to access our services


Office hours

Allied Health Reception and Outpatient Services:
Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm. Closed on weekends and public holidays.

Inpatient Clinical Services:
Mater Hospital Brisbane: Monday to Sunday, 7.30am to 4.00pm
Mater Mothers Hospitals: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 7.30am to 1.00pm.

Out of hours evening shift (Monday-Friday) and oncall services are provided across Mater Hospital Brisbane and Mater Mothers Hospitals based on clinical need and medical referral.

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