Day Oncology Unit - Chemotherapy

Our Day Oncology Unit is bright, modern and comfortable. We offer chemotherapy treatment to people living in the Maryborough community and surrounding areas. Our nursing staff are qualified chemotherapy nurses who are able to deliver a wide variety of treatments and support patients, their families and carers through the challenging times of a cancer diagnoses and chemotherapy treatment. They also assess and organise appropriate referrals to medical, allied health and nursing services where appropriate.

The Unit operates every Monday, with Specialist Medical Oncologist,  John Sycamnias, in attendance on the second and fourth Monday of each month. We administer chemotherapy for all cancer types that can be appropriately treated in a day unit environment. Other forms of treatment offered include venesections for hematological disorders, and post chemotherapy care of intravenous access devices (e.g. PICC lines and Infusaports).

John Sycamnias holds clinic at Maryborough District Health Service for new and review outpatient consultations twice each month and also oversees the care provided in the Day Oncology Unit.

In addition the MDHS Wellness and Support Centre, located on site, can provide additional information, support and resources.  This centre also provides a range of individual and group activities for the patient and their carers to assist you through your cancer journey.


Referrals to the visiting Medical Oncologist for chemotherapy/cancer care at Maryborough District Health Service can be made by a General Practitioner, surgeon or oncology specialist. 

Contact John Sycamnias' practice, Ballarat Haematology and Oncology, on telephone 5339 8000.


There is no charge to public clients.

Clients may elect to use their private health insurance - please enquire for further information on our "no gaps" policy.