The Michael Rice Centre for Haematology and Oncology
This department cares for children from South Australia, Broken Hill, the Northern Territory and Western areas of Victoria who require investigation and treatment of haematological disorders (thalassaemia, haemophilia and other bleeding disorders, thrombosis, anaemia and neutropenia), cancer including brain tumours and diseases requiring bone marrow transplantation.
Our clinical services include:
Specialist Clinics include:
The service is provided by a multi-disciplinary team which includes doctors, nurses, pharmacist, social workers, dietitian, school teacher, psychologist, music therapist, chaplains, play coordinator, ward clerk, clinic coordinator and data managers.
The team aims to provide children and families with quality care from both a physical and psychological perspective. Our aim is to provide the best available treatment options, excellent supportive care during treatment and education to assist families cope with the illness and follow up when treatment finishes. The multi-disciplinary team works in partnership with the families to ensure the needs of the child/adolescent receiving care is met.
How to access the service
The Department provides a service for children under 18 years of age. Referrals need to be made to the Clinical Haematology/Oncology Department. This generally requires a doctor's letter.
Appointments can be made by contacting the Michael Rice Centre for Haematology and Oncology Clinic Coordinator on (08) 8161 7411.
Urgent referrals can be made by contacting the Haematologist or Oncologist on call through the hospital switchboard (08) 8161 7000.
Information for Families
Further information about:
are available in our resources:
Michael Rice Centre for Haematology and Oncology Clinic: 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Michael Rice Centre Ward: 24 hours
Haematology Laboratory: 8.30am to 5pm
Medical Unit Head, Dept of Clinical Haematology/Oncology
Nursing Director, Dept of Clinical Haematology/Oncology
Nursing Specialty Roles
5th Floor, Gilbert Building
Department of Clinical Haematology/Oncology
Phone (08) 8161 7327
Fax (08) 8161 8643
last modified: 04 Feb 2021