The very best cancer care

We understand a cancer diagnosis can have a significant impact on the lives of our patients and their loved ones. At Calvary St John’s, we are dedicated to providing a holistic approach to our patients’ care, to improve the outcomes of patients and the quality of life for all involved.

Our experienced staff are in frequent contact with allied health and consulting medical specialists to provide the very best cancer care services. Inpatients also have access to complementary services such as specialist oncology massage, Cancer Council support and music therapy.

Our services

Our oncology team in Hobart consists of specialists, doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners who will work together, with you, to determine the best course of treatment your diagnosis.

The team provides a wide range of services, including:

  • Diagnostic services
  • Surgical specialists
  • 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. Specialist nurses are on hand to provide your treatment, monitor your progress and answer questions about your diagnosis.

We understand the first visit can be daunting for many patients, so we welcome you to bring a support person with you. This also offers your companion the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about how best to support you during your treatment.

Radiation treatment

The Gibson Unit facilitates radiation treatment at a facility of your choice by providing private transport to and from radiotherapy. From there, our oncology team will consult with the specialists and staff at your chosen facility to ensure the best possible patient outcome.

Our multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Nurses
  • Hospital Medical Officer (HMO)
  • Medical oncologists
  • Haematologists
  • Care coordinator
  • Pastoral carers
  • Social worker
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech pathologist
  • Dietician
  • Oncology massage
  • Radiologists

Your cancer care journey: what to expect

At Calvary St John’s Hospital, we place emphasis continual assessment and support for patient symptoms and liaison between patient and medical teams to ensure the best service for our patients.

We find many people living with cancer find it easier to cope when they know more about their diagnosis. That’s why our oncology team are always on hand to provide our patients with the knowledge and answers they need to maintain best physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing during their journey.

Our dedicated care coordinator provides patients with a familiar point of contact throughout their cancer treatment and ensures each one of our patients receives a personalised and streamlined care plan approach.

Working closely with Calvary St John’s social worker, our care coordinator is also responsible for maintaining connections with local organisations and outpatient clinics, so you have access to the community support you need and direct admissions to health services where possible. These include:

  • The Cancer Council
  • Community nursing
  • Community palliative care
  • Care package coordinators
  • Aged care assessment teams
  • Aged care facilities


Contact details

Email the Gibson Unit team

 03 6220 3705