Sunshine Hospital Radiation Therapy Centre brings together the expertise of Western Health, the major public provider of acute health services throughout Western metropolitan Melbourne, and the excellence of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia's only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer.
Location: Sunshine Hospital, 176 Furlong Rd. St Albans.
Contact Us: +613 8395 9999.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Our multidisciplinary team of highly skilled radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, palliative care physicians, medical oncologists, nurses, allied health and administrative staff, deliver the highest standard of individualised patient-centred care.
Each of our attending radiation oncologists specialises in specific tumour types and is a member of the appropriate specialist multidisciplinary unit, involved with education and research across Peter Mac and Western Health sites.
Our specialists are:
Dr Phillip Tran: Breast/Gastrointestinal
Dr Gail Ryan: Breast/Haematology
Dr Vanessa Estall: Skin/Melanoma/Neuro-oncology
Dr Daisy Mak: Gastrointestinal/Urology/General
Dr Michael Lim Joon: Lung/Urology
Dr Shankar Siva: Lung/Urology
Dr Claire Phillips: Breast/Neuro-oncology
Dr David Bernshaw: Gynae-oncology
Dr Adrian Dabscheck: Symptom management (SMART clinic)
Dr Sally Greenberg: Symptom management (SMART clinic)
We are dedicated to providing seamless patient care through the planning and treatment process. Interpreters are available through Western Health and all of our services are bulk billed.
SHRTC is equipped with world class radiation therapy planning and treatment delivery facilities, using the latest technology. Our radiotherapy patients receive comprehensive care, including access to;
External Beam Radiation Therapy
3D conformal radiation therapy
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Deep Inspiration Breath Hold Technique
Dedicated CT scanner (with 4D capabilities)
Superficial and Deep Radiation Therapy
Chemotherapy Delivery (concurrent with radiotherapy)
Chemotherapy delivery chairs
Medical oncologist and chemotherapy nurses
Symptom Management Assessment and Referral Team (SMART Clinic)
Allied Health and Supportive Care
The Nursing and Allied Health team at SHRTC offer support for patients and their families including:
Nursing (including smoking cessation support)
Nutrition and Dietetics
Palliative Care assessment (in conjunction with Werribee Mercy Palliative Care)
Information for referrers
All cancer patients are welcome to attend SHRTC upon referral from their general practitioner or specialist. All new patient referrals are reviewed and triaged within 48 hours by a tumour stream specialist, who will determine the most appropriate clinical team to assess the patient's needs.
Please ensure the following relevant investigations are included in the referral: pathology reports, operative notes, diagnostic imaging and reports.
Referrals may be addressed to the SHRTC site director (below), or to the appropriate tumour stream specialist. Please include your name and provider number.
Site Director: Dr. Phillip Tran
Telephone: +61 3 8395 9999
Facsimile: +61 3 8559 8999
Go to www.petermac.org and click 'refer a patient' for further referral information.
Getting to the centre