Oncology North Coast provides coordinated, multidisciplinary cancer care. We would like to offer the following referral pathway to help us appoint your patients in a timely manner.
For earliest available appointment (within one to two weeks)
All new patient referrals are triaged by the oncologist before an appointment is allocated for your patient.
Use the referral form and checklist template provided, indicating which oncologist your patient is being referred to, and fax it to Oncology North Coast on 02 6622 1738. Please post signed original to Oncology North Coast at 55 Avondale Avenue, East LIsmore NSW 2480.
Alternatively, you can generate your own referral to a named medical oncologist with attached histology/pathology/radiology reports and send it via medical objects.
The oncologist will respond to the new referral within 1-3 working days. Your patients will be notified about an appointment time by phone and sent a pre-appointment letter by mail.
The oncologist will correspond with you via regular letters and will contact you if your patient does not attend their initial appointment.
For complex or urgent cases
For such patients, Dr Adam Boyce, Dr James Bull, Dr Amy Scott, and Dr Joe Gormally welcome personal contact from their referring doctors. They can be contacted directly through the office on 02 6622 1865 or on their mobile phones.
You will still need to fax urgent referral letters to 02 6622 1738. The oncologist will nominate an appointment time and the patient will be contacted as above.