Breast Clinic Opens At Lithgow Hospital


Support is now much closer to home for breast cancer patients in Lithgow with a new McGrath Breast Clinic opening at Lithgow Hospital.

McGrath Breast Care nurses at Lithgow Hospital

McGrath breast care nurses Sarah, Bianca and Rebecca at Lithgow Hospital

Delivered in partnership with Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District’s Cancer Care Services, the outpatient clinic is staffed by three McGrath Foundation early breast care nurses and one metastatic nurse.

The clinic runs fortnightly on Wednesdays, between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Sarah Maguire says the clinic offers a range of services for the assessment and care of people who have undergone breast cancer-related treatments.

“We offer wound care, lymphoedema assessment, a drop-in clinic as well as patient education and support pre and post surgery. We can also refer patients as appropriate to specialist services.”

Staff will also undertake breast health promotion and breast cancer awareness with the community on clinic days.

Sarah says the Lithgow clinic is an exciting new addition to outpatient cancer services, with regular breast clinics already established at Nepean Hospital and Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital.

“We have previously seen some Lithgow-based clients travel to Katoomba to attend our clinic, so we’re particularly pleased to bring care much closer to home and reduce the travel time for local breast cancer patients,” says Sarah.

To attend the clinic, patients can self-refer and book via Lithgow Hospital on 6350 2300, or contact the McGrath breast care nurses Sarah (PH – 0436 397 684), Bianca (PH – 0436 397 684) or Rebecca (PH – 0427 971 205).

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