Michael Rice Centre for Haematology and Oncology
Haematology and Oncology Specialties
South Australia Haemophilia Treatment Centre (SAHTC) - Paediatric Campus
The South Australian Haemophilia Treatment Centre was formed in 1999 to recognise the importance of providing comprehensive care to patient and families with bleeding disorders for all age groups.
The Women's and Children's Haematology Unit is dedicated to providing high quality care to children and adolescents with a bleeding disorder, and their families, to ensure that they have the best possible quality of life, free from complications of the disease and its treatment.
The Paediatric campus of the Haemophilia Treatment Centre is based in the Haematology /Oncology Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. It provides inpatient and outpatient care to children with bleeding disorders and their families from rural and metropolitan South Australia and referrals from interstate.
The Haemophilia Treatment team includes consultant haematologists, haematology registrar, and haemophilia nurse care manager, haematology/oncology nursing staff social worker, physiotherapist, and transfusion staff. The team has close links with the Adult campus of the S.A.HTC at the RAH.
Appointments can be made by contacting Haematology/Oncology Outpatients clinic on 8161 7411.
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Long-Term Follow-up Clinic
Specialists have identified delayed or long-term effects of the treatment received as a child or adolescent with cancer. While not common, these effects can be hard to detect and may not develop until many years after treatment. We aim to identify and manage any late effects, and offer support to discuss any concerns. We can help survivors with their general health and how to maintain good health for the future. Survivors are seen when they are 5 years or longer off treatment.
Referrals can be by:
Adolecents and Young Adults (AYA)
Adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer have specific needs that are currently not being met by the services available within the paediatric or adult oncology units. The State Cancer Control Plan recommends change, and we are working towards a new model of care for this group of patients. The aims of this model are:
The proposed model of care would consist of:
This model will incorporate best medical expertise for cancer types in this age group, and become the centre of excellence for treating and supporting adolescents and young adults with cancer. Work is continuing and ongoing support is required to make this model of care become a reality.
last modified: 12 Apr 2016