Cancer Services

At Calvary St John’s Hospital we provide a comprehensive range of cancer services.

We provide expert diagnostic services and  treatment including chemotherapy, targeted therapies and supportive treatments. Our team of Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Practitioners work with you to decide the best course of treatment and care.

The team provides a wide range of services, including:

  • Diagnostic Services
  • Surgical Specialists in all fields of surgery Haematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology

Chemotherapy treatment

Our inpatient and chemotherapy day patient unit is located at Calvary St John’s Hospital in South Hobart.

Radiation treatment

Radiation treatments are performed at the Holman Clinic where our patients are transported via ambulance to this service.

The very best cancer care

We understand cancer has a significant impact on the lives of our patients and are dedicated to providing a holistic approach to our patients and their families. We work in collaboration with our visiting Medical Specialists to provide the very best of cancer care.

Our multidisciplinary team consist of:

  • Nurses
  • Hospital Medical Doctor
  • Cancer Care Coordinators
  • Pastoral Carers
  • Social Worker
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Hotel services
  • Administration staff

The Cancer Care Coordinator is a new role, created in 2015 at the Calvary St John’s Hospital Gibson Unit. The position has been fully funded for 3 years through the David Collins Leukemia Foundation, The Order of St Lazarus and patient donations and bequests. Our aim is to continue this important role through ongoing donations and bequests. If you are interested in donating to this role, please go to our donations page.

The role is shared by an experienced registered nurse and social worker specializing in cancer support. The role provides our patients with a familiar point of contact and ensures continuity of care during cancer treatment. The Cancer Care Coordinator coordinates patients care from diagnosis through to treatment and discharge from hospital to the community.

At Calvary St John’s Hospital we place emphasis on cancer education, continual assessment and support for patient symptoms and liaison between patient and medical teams to ensure the best service for our patients. Importantly, there is a focus on wellbeing and managing this life interrupting experience.

Referral not required

Ground Floor, Gibson Unit


 03 6220 3705