Forbes Cancer Care Centre


Private outpatient oncology services in Hervey Bay

At St Stephen’s Hospital’s Forbes Cancer Care Centre, we treat our patients with compassion and respect.

Our Forbes Cancer Care Centre makes world-class cancer care accessible closer to home for patients across the Fraser Coast and beyond, eliminating the added stress of travelling for treatment. Led by our skilled oncologists and experienced oncology team, we are committed to providing safe, high-quality and evidence-based cancer care, in a peaceful and caring setting.

Our state-of-the-art facility is a safe, private and comforting environment for the duration of your treatment. It features 10 day infusion chairs and two bed spaces, each with TV screens. During treatment, refreshments such as tea, coffee and meals are provided, along with reading materials. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

Our environment is calm and nurturing, designed with space and light, and healing in mind. We offer a beautiful café and patio, and grassy grounds to sit or walk in, to connect with nature. Our staff are caring and compassionate and dedicated to delivering cancer treatment in the most effective ways possible.

Our oncology services

We offer a comprehensive range of outpatient treatments for a broad range of cancer types. Our specialist treatment unit delivers treatments, including:

Our oncology services

  • Medical oncology

  • Haematology

  • Day infusions

Our first-rate technology

We pride ourselves on ensuring our patients and their medical teams have access to the latest advancements in clinical care, treatments and technology.

As Australia’s first fully digitised hospital, patient information, from results and observations to imaging and patient education, is held centrally to allow a 360-degree, holistic view of patient care, 24/7.

As well as clinical management benefits, technology is also used to improve the general wellbeing of our patients as they undergo treatment. Some of the advanced technology and systems making a day-to-day difference to oncology patients include:

Our first-rate technology (oncology)

  • DigniCap Scalp Cooling System

  • Patient entertainment systems

  • Touch-screen meal ordering

Meet our oncology team

We believe teamwork is key to providing the best possible care. At Forbes Cancer Care Centre, we bring together a multidisciplinary team of oncologists, specialist nurses, allied health professionals and pastoral carers to provide holistic, individualised and compassionate care for each and every patient we treat.

Dr Simon Durrant

Oncologist and haematologist

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Dr Robert Hensen


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Dr Jason Conn


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Dr Dolly Mittal


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Cherry Spross

Clinical Nurse Manager

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Book an appointment

To receive care and treatment at Forbes Cancer Care Centre, patients require a referral from their GP to one of our specialists. For more information, please call the Forbes Cancer Care Centre on 07 4120 6118.

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