The Monash Children’s Cancer Centre is an integral part of the new Monash Children’s Hospital and cares for approximately 30% of Victoria’s childhood cancer patients.

Monash Children's oncology and haematology service is delivered in the Monash Children’s Cancer Centre. Here we provide preeminent care and treatment for infants, children and adolescents with cancer and haematological conditions.

The new centre has nine dedicated cancer inpatient beds and a comprehensive, multidisciplinary outpatient service with 12 day treatment beds. The centre has facilities suitable for general anaesthetic provision to allow minor procedures to be performed in a familiar environment. In addition, a large Ronald McDonald Family Room with amenities, the Starlight room and cinema are all close by and help to make life just that little bit easier for families caring for a sick child.

At Monash Children's Cancer Centre, we provide an integrated multidisciplinary team of specialist medical, nursing, psychosocial and allied health professionals provide care and services to meet the clinical, physical, social and psychological needs of patients and parents. This multidisciplinary approach is directed towards maximising quality of life outcomes associated with cancer treatments and long-term survivorship.

Paediatric Oncology/Haematology Clinical Fellow program

Providing a robust training program for clinicians is fundamental to the development of future expertise, career progression, service growth and the delivery of best care.

The Monash Children’s Cancer Centre has been the fortunate beneficiary of funds from the Bailey’s Day charity over the past 14 years. During this time, funds have been used to support the salary of 15 Clinical Fellows all of who are now successful and leading clinicians and/or researchers in the field of paediatric haematology and oncology.

However, in the past 15 years the Monash Children’s Cancer Centre service profile has changed dramatically. From a very small service, managing around 10 new patients a year with a team of five we are now seeing approximately 60 new patients a year and have a comprehensive team of around 30 health professionals across multiple disciplines.

This multidisciplinary approach is the heart of the our service providing access in one location to the wide range of health professionals needed to support children and adolescents with cancer and their families throughout all phases of their treatment. The increase in service demand, changing landscape of paediatric oncology treatment and expansion of facilities with the opening of the New Monash Children’s Hospital has identified an opportunity to expand our Clinical Fellow program.

The Clinical Fellow works as a central part of the clinical team providing day to day medical care as part of the treatment team, under the direction of the Senior Medical Team. The fellows also participate in a supportive training program to develop their own expertise and experience and contribute to quality improvement activities within the department during their tenure (usually a 12 month position).

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