Infusion and Oncology
Melbourne Private Hospital offers a leading oncology and infusion day care facility located on Level 1.
Melbourne Private Hospital Infusion Services Department offers patients a calm and relaxing environment to undertake their intravenous infusions, overseen by a highly specialised nursing team that provide excellent patient care.
Our services encompass a wide range of intravenous infusions including Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Blood transfusion, Iron infusions and other specialised treatments.
Our staff and accredited private specialists strive to provide the best management and patient care in the field of oncology and other specialty areas.
Our Infusion Services Department operates from Monday to Friday to provide the following services:
- Bi-phosphonate infusions
- Blood and blood product transfusions
- Intravesical BCG treatment
- Monoclonal and biological therapies
- Portacath and PICC line management and education
- Targeted therapies
The centre provides patients, not only with consultation services with a Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, and highly specialised and qualified nursing staff, but also provides support through other support services including a breast care nurse, social worker, dietitian, counsellor, and lymphoedema professionals palliative care.
You will be contacted by one of our staff to arrange a time that is suitable for you to attend for your first treatment.
Times can be arranged to suit your treatment requirements.
Our helpful staff are on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.You will be provided with light refreshments.
The nursing team, in collaboration with your specialist, are available to discuss any side effects that you may encounter.
There are many options to help control side effects of your treatment.
With your consent individually tailored treatment plans will be established after consultation with your attending specialist.
Fast turnaround Iron InfusionsMelbourne Private Hospital are offering a fast turnaround next day Iron Infusion service.
Referrals faxed to our Day Infusion and Oncology Unit on 03 8341 3431 before 3.00pm can be seen the next day.
What happens next?
Upon receipt of the fax, we will contact our local specialist physicians who will review the patient and provide a script appropriately.
Who calls the patient?
A staff member will contact the patient to arrange a time to present at the hospital.
What does it cost?
Insured patients are covered by their health fund, upon payment of any excess they have.
I don’t have private health insurance,
what should I do?
We offer competitive pricing for patients wishing to self-fund their treatment. Call 03 8341 3430 for more information.
How long does it take?
Total time in hospital is approximately one hour.
Can I bring someone with me?
Yes, we welcome one support person; however we do not recommend bringing young children into a clinical environment if you are their carer.