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Cancer Liaison Nurse / Integrated Cancer Services

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Katie Emanuelli, Cancer Liaison Nurse

The care of a patient who has been diagnosed with cancer requires significant coordination. The GV Health oncology unit this year established a position for a cancer liaison nurse to assist patients with their cancer journey.

The cancer liaison nurse sees patients before and after surgery, before and after seeing the oncologist, liaises with Melbourne hospitals and specialists, as required, and can connect you to a variety of helpful services.

Feedback from patients and staff has highlighted that this role provides great benefits to patients and families to ensure they are getting the very best in coordinated health care.

The cancer liaison nurse can be contacted on (03) 5832 3777.