Cancer support services

The Bays provides comprehensive cancer care and support through our:

  • specialist medical oncologists and haematologists
  • specialised oncology nurses
  • onsite McGrath Breast Care Nurse
  • onsite Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse
  • social worker
  • dietitian
  • physiotherapists
  • pharmacists
  • assistance with complimentary transport

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.

Cancer Support Nurse contacts

Jo Lovelock & Rachel Giannakas
McGrath Breast Care Nurses
Phone: 0477 770 360
More information about McGrath Breast Care Nurses

Meredith Studdert
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.

Breast Intentions
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

The Bays Health & Wellbeing Program

For some time, The Bays Hospital has facilitated a Men’s Health Group, offering free men’s health information for men and their partners. In 2019, we have broadened the scope of the program to offer valuable health education and wellness activities to all members of the community. Dedicated to improving healthcare in our local community, all sessions are offered free of charge. Light refreshments provided. Registrations essential.

2019 program dates:

  • Thursday 4 April, 5.30pm to 7pm (doors open at 5pm)
  • Thursday 2 May, 5.30pm to 7pm (doors open at 5pm)
  • Thursday 11 July, 5.30pm to 7pm (doors open at 5pm)
  • Thursday 5 September, 5.30pm to 7pm (doors open at 5pm)
  • Thursday 7 November, 5.30pm to 7pm (doors open at 5pm)

Venue:
New Peninsula Community Centre, 370 Craigie Road, Mount Martha

To register:
Click here to register to receive Health and Wellbeing Program updates from The Bays Healthcare Group.

For more information please email events@thebays.com.au or phone 03 5970 5329

Transport Assistance

The Bays offers complimentary transport for oncology patients undergoing treatment at The Bays.

For more information and bookings contact us: patienttransport@thebays.com.au  or phone 03 59705370

Other services

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.