The support services team at Mater Cancer Care Centres are a highly skilled and dedicated team that work to support you through your treatment or cancer journey. From specially trained care coordinators to nutrition and dietetics and physiotherapy, our support services team offers a full range of services to help you.

Care coordinators

When you commence your chemotherapy cancer treatment at Mater Cancer Care Centre you will be introduced to a care coordinator. Care coordinators are nurse specialists who help to support and coordinate your treatments and connect you with other services you may need. They are a great source of support and information for patients.

Haematology and oncology care coordinators are available at Mater Cancer Care Centre, which is located at South Brisbane.

Palliative care coordinators are available at all Mater Cancer Care Centre facilities throughout Queensland.

Allied Health services

Mater patients receiving cancer treatment and care may be eligible to access nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work and psychology services.  

These allied health professionals can support you and your family to:

  1. manage side effects and symptoms related to your cancer treatment
  2. learn about managing your health during and after cancer treatment.

During cancer treatment, side effects and symptoms, such as memory and attention changes, fatigue, sleep, nausea and vomiting, are common and may be caused by different reasons.  Learning how best to manage these side effects may help with your quality of life during and after cancer treatment.

Below is more information about the support services available to you.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Service

Upon admission or arrival at Mater, please let us know if you are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin. This will help Mater staff to respond to your healthcare needs.

More information here

Interpreters and language services
Nutrition and dietetics
Occupational therapy
Social work
Speech pathology

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