Tugun (Oncology)

Overview

It is business as usual at GenesisCare at John Flynn Cancer Centre, Tugun.

We are working to allay any concerns from our patients and their families given the recent announcement by QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk regarding the closure of the QLD border on midnight on Wednesday 25th March.  The Premier has acknowledged that travel by our patients will be an exemption to this closure.  Each of our NSW patients are receiving a letter from GenesisCare to support their daily travel into QLD to continue with the radiation therapy treatments.  This letter is also being supplied in electronic format to any new NSW patients ahead of their initial consultations at Tugun.  We look forward to continuing our service provision to patients of the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers regions.

About the centre

Located on the campus at John Flynn Private Hospital, GenesisCare Tugun has been delivering quality care to patients for over 25 years. We provide immediate access to affordable cancer treatment for publicly- and privately-referred patients on the Southern Gold Coast and Northern NSW.

What we offer patients

Our Radiation Oncologists work with an experienced clinical team to provide access to advanced Radiation Therapy techniques. Our centre offers specialised treatments including Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), skin cancer treatment, brachytherapy and Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for lung, spine, bone and soft tissue. We also offer Rapid Access Palliative Care.

Our treatments and services

Radiation Oncology

  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR)
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) for left-sided Breast treatment
  • Rapid Access Palliative Care Treatment
  • Brachytherapy
  • Skin Cancer Treatment

Allied Health Services

  • Dietician
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Lymphoema Practitioner

Getting here

Parking

Free parking is available at our centre, along with a patient drop off and pick up zone. Our lift is located in our foyer and wheelchairs are available if required.

Complimentary bus service

For patients who have difficulties with travel, we offer complimentary daily return travel from Byron Bay, Ocean Shores, Pottsville and the Northern NSW corridor.

We also offer this service to local patients. This is a door to door service. Discussion regarding transport will be conducted during your nursing consultation.

Courtesy bus service

John Flynn Hospital operate Northern and Southern Courtesy Shuttle Bus services, and no booking is required. Bus timetables can be viewed on the John Flynn Hospital website.