Patients and Carers
Solaris Cancer Care is committed to maximising access to the Foundation’s services for all eligible patients and their carers. In accordance with this, access to complementary therapy appointments is offered in the following order of priority.
Cancer patients who are receiving hospital-based medical treatment or who are under palliative care. Hospital-based medical treatment is classified as any medical treatment requiring visits to a hospital out-patient clinic and oncologist specialist within a three month period.
Access to complementary therapy appointments requires an agreement with the following terms:
- Individual sessions must be at least six days apart. It is recommended that patients/carers make one appointment a week to ensure there is plenty of time for the person to integrate and notice the benefits of an individual complementary therapy treatment.
- Group activity and counselling appointments can be made at any time as they focus on self-care skills and do not interfere with the effects of the individual sessions.
- Once treatment ends and the patient is no longer required to see their specialist within a three month period, they may have a total of six individual appointments from the end of their treatment.
- Therapies offered at Solaris Cancer Care Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Cancer Wellness Centre Cottesloe and our regional centres in Bunbury and Albany are open to all cancer patients and carers across Western Australia, regardless of the hospital providing treatment.
- Solaris Cancer Care St John of God Subiaco Hospital operates under a collaborative agreement with St John of God Subiaco Hospital and is available to in and out patients at that hospital.
If you would like to book an appointment or require further information please contact us
Solaris Cancer Care Cottesloe
- Our Cottesloe services are accessible by any individual, regardless of health. Please be aware this is a paid model.
- If you completed treatment, in remission, or are a survivor, Cottesloe is a great way to continue your access to support services after the six sessions within a Solaris Cancer Care centre.
- Some support groups do have restrictions such as the Women’s Group, females only
- Counselling is primarily provided to individuals or families touched by cancer
On occasion, our in hospital Centres have the ability to offer our services to other parties, including:
- Hospital Staff
- In patients of the hospital
Cancer patients and carers will be given priority at all times.
Solaris Cancer Care Cottesloe is accessible to anyone.