The Medical Oncology (Chemotherapy) outreach service provided by BRICC to Wimmera Health Care Group (Horsham and district health services) will soon increase from a fortnightly onsite service to a weekly service.
This will increase the opportunity for patients to attend the clinic, particularly increase options for patients in terms of review appointments. We also hope to commence a teleconference outreach service later in 2017.
The Wellness on Wheels program offered by BRICC at Stawell Regional Health has grown significantly since commencement in September 2016. In the coming weeks, the popular Oncology Massage program will be expanded to meet demand.
Planning has commencing to expand the Wellness on Wheels program to include Wimmera Health Care Group.
Radiation Therapy (BAROC)
The range of highly technical treatment processes continues to develop at BAROC, offering patient's equivalent radiation therapy techniques to the very best cancer centres around the world. As an example, the service has treated well over 100 breast cancer patients with the 'Deep Inspiration Breath Hold' technique that helps to reduce radiotherapy dose to the heart during breast treatment.
The BAROC team recently implemented new processes to ensure even greater accuracy for high precision treatments. The use of pre-treatment scans to confirm the position of patient's internal organs, known as Cone Beam CT (CBCT), in combination with a treatment couchtop that rotates in 3 dimensions are the latest advancements using BAROC's impressive collection of world-class equipment.