Evi-Q fact sheets
The aim of the Evi-Q web page is to provide patients, carers and families with a suite of resources, useful websites and high quality, current evidenced based treatment information.
There are many different information sheets about cancer treatments available on Evi-Q. This information is best used in discussion with your health professionals and there are often times when your treatment may need to vary from what you will read on this wesite. If you have any questions after reading any of the information, take it along wiht you when you next visit your health professional and ask for more information.
To access the site, use the following link : EviQ. You will need to register to use this site. Access is free and will only take a few moments. Select the Register link under the Members Login.
Cancer Council information centre
The Cancer Council Information Centre is located at the Avondale Avenue entrance to St Vincent's Hospital. The centre is for anyone who has a question about cancer. The centre holds free booklets on specific cancers, treatments and side effects, and advice for coping with cancer and recovery. The volunteers who work in the centre can help you access clear and supportive written information and recommend internet sites. While not providing counselling or medical advice, the volunteers are happy to discuss your situation and guide you to relevant information. For example, the volunteers at the Cancer Council Information Centre can help you access Cancer Council Legal and Financial Planning Services. Anyone affected by cancer in NSW can ask for assistance with legal or financial planning issues.
We strongly advise you to make time during your fist visit to Oncology North Coast to also "pop in" to this centre. No appointment is necessary and you can stay as long as you need. The St Vincent's Hospital Cancer council Information Centre is opened Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
For information about any aspect of cancer, the Cancer Council Helpline phone 13 1120 is an excellent starting point. The Helpline is free and confidential. The Helpline is staffed Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Outside these hours you can leave a message and they will call you back.
Patient Support Services
For further information about the Look Good Feel Better program please contact the North Coast Cancer Institute at Lismore Base Hospital on 02-6620 2416. Find a workshop and register using the following website http://www.lgfb.org.au/workshops or phone 1 800 650 960.
Patients are entitled to claim travel expenses through the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS). For further information about IPTAAS and to download forms please go to: http://www.enable.health.nsw.gov.au/home/iptaas