Cancer support services
The Bays provides patients with comprehensive cancer care and support through our:
- specialist medical oncologists and haematologists
- specialised oncology nurses
- McGrath Breast Care Nurse
- Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse
- social worker
Patients are welcome to contact our McGrath Breast Care or Prostate Cancer nurses directly on the details below. Their support is offered to all patients and their families at no cost.
McGrath Breast Care Nurse
Phone: 0477 770 360
More information about McGrath Breast Care Nurses
Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse
Phone: 0455 091 925
More information about Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Specialist Nurses
Women’s cancer support groups
The following local groups have members with early cancers and advanced cancers. New members are very welcome to join them for support, conversation and information.
For younger or working women with breast cancer
Meets first Wednesday of each month at 7pm at The Bays, Mornington
Mornington Peninsula Women’s Cancer Group
Supports all women with all cancers
Meets first Wednesday of each month 12.30 pm at The Bays, Mornington
Meets third Tuesday of each month 10.30am at The Bays Consulting Rooms, 86 Victoria Street, Hastings
Men’s health support group
The Bays Men’s Health Group meets on the first Thursday bi-monthly and is available to men and their partners. Led by The Bays Healthcare Group and chaired by local community members Roy & Helen Francis, this group aims to provide information for men across all areas of health and well-being. Information and discussion topics include; living a healthy lifestyle and keeping well, recovery from illness and cancer.
The Wig Centre offers access to scarfs, turbans, fancy wraps, special fashion hats and bandanas to cover hair loss with flair and confidence. This service is available at no cost.
The Look Good … Feel Better program is offered to women newly diagnosed with cancer and coping with the physical changes cancer treatment may cause.