New doctor to support hospital expansion

March 27, 2024 BY

Caring: St John of God Bendigo has a small but passionate team of oncology nurses who are now to be joined by new oncologist, Dr Amy Davies.

THE oncology department at St John of God Bendigo has grown its capacity to treat cancer patients with the appointment of a new oncologist.

Dr Amy Davies has joined the hospital’s onsite caregiver team to provide support patients receiving treatment.

Dr Davies said she had received a warm welcome from the community of Bendigo and the St John of God team.

“I’ve found the whole St John of God Bendigo Hospital is very cohesive and friendly to patients and colleagues,” she said.

“In the cancer area, it was very clear from day one that the oncology nurses and support staff are not only extremely experienced but also incredibly kind and skilled.”

Dr Davies said she will available to assist local referring GP’s with advice and information in addition to treating patients.

CEO of St John of God Bendigo, Michael Hogan, said he was pleased to have Dr Davies join their team of nurses and oncologists, which included the hybrid in-person and telehealth treatment provided by Dr Cameron McLaren.

“Dr Davies has broad experience with treating most organ cancers and she has undertaken significant academic research,” Mr Hogan said.

“Private patients with cancer now have access to an extensive suite of personalised care and services.”

The hospital has plans to further expand their offering for private cancer patients by incorporating services from St John of God’s existing allied health team.

Mr Hogan said oncology rehabilitation services will soon be available and will be overseen by Dr Kareen Khaw.

“Dr Khaw is a caring and clinically driven doctor who is passionate about rehabilitation medicine,” Mr Hogan said.

“Our inpatient rehabilitation service specialises in delivering comprehensive multi-disciplinary treatments.”