Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
The Michael Rice Centre - Clinic

The Michael Rice Centre - Clinic

Haematology/Oncology Clinic is the Clinical Haematology/Oncology Department's outpatient day treatment clinic; emergency centre; and Late Effects Clinic.

We care for children from South Australia and the Northern Territory who have blood disorders and/or cancer. The clinic is a centre for

  • referral, diagnosis and review of patients with blood disorders or cancer
  • administration of chemotherapy and other treatment therapies
  • transfusions

The clinic together with the Ward make up the Clinical Haematology/Oncology Unit.

The clinic has many liaisons with the community, including school visits, Royal District Nursing Service referrals and home visiting.

The clinic enjoys collaborative relations with

Camp Quality
Cancer Council of South Australia
CanTeen
Little Heroes Foundation
Make-a-Wish Foundation
Redkite
Ronald McDonald House
The Childhood Cancer Association
The Haemophilia Foundation of SA
The Hudson Maher Foundation.
The Leukaemia Foundation of SA

How to access the service

A doctor's referral is needed to the Clinical Haematology/Oncology Department of the WCH.

Information for Families

Accommodation is available at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Residential Wing.  Nearby hotel or motel accommodation is also available. 

The Butterfly Card scheme assists families where children are admitted to hospital for an anticipated period of more than a week or who have frequent admissions or outpatient/day therapy appointments.

Car parking is available on or near the hospital grounds. 

Resources/Publications

Childhood Cancer - Information for Your Family

This information package is written for families who have a child diagnosed with cancer. You can find information on specific diseases, treatment and tests, how to cope with a cancer diagnosis in the family, services at the hospital and where to find more information.

The package does not contain all the answers but it attempts to provide a basic and practical introduction to the common issues that confront a family whose child has cancer. The topics covered are based on our experience of the questions parents and children commonly ask. We hope this information will also be of value to members of the extended family who do not have the opportunity of first hand contact with the Oncology Team.

Childhood Blood Disorders - Information for your Family

This information package is written for families who have a child diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. You can find information on specific diseases, treatment and tests, how to cope with a diagnosis of a bleeding disorder in the family, services at the hospital and where to find more information.

The package does not contain all the answers but it attempts to provide a basic and practical introduction to the common issues that confront a family whose child has a bleeding disorder. The topics covered are based on our experience of the questions parents and children commonly ask. We hope this information will also be of value to members of the extended family who do not have the opportunity of first hand contact with the Haematology Team.

Haematology/Oncology Specialties

Hours

8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Location

5th Floor Gilbert Building

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Haematology/Oncology Clinic
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Phone/Fax/Email

Ph (08) 8161 7411

Fax (08) 8161 6567

Email cywhs.oncsec@health.sa.gov.au

last modified: 07 Apr 2016