Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre

The Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre is located at the Royal Darwin Hospital and has the following services for Northern Territory (NT) patients:

  • radiation therapy
  • outpatient chemotherapy unit
  • specialist outpatients clinic
  • other specialist cancer services.

What you should bring

You should bring all of the following to your first appointment:

  • referral letter
  • Medicare card
  • all scans and x-rays
  • past medical history
  • list of medications
  • list of allergies.

Patient accommodation and transport 

If you are an NT resident and you have travelled to Darwin for treatment, you can stay at the Barbara James House.

Rooms include air conditioning, TV, internet and phone access.

They also provide a shuttle service to and from the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre.

For more information call (08) 8980 6100 or email admin@ywcaofdarwin.org.au.

Public transport

You can catch a bus to the Royal Darwin Hospital. 

For more information, go to public bus timetables.

Parking

You can park for free directly outside the centre. 

Find out more about parking at Royal Darwin Hospital.

What happens at your appointments

At your first appointment you will be given a computer tomography (CT) scan.

This will take a cross-section image of your body to help plan your treatment.

Over the next one to two weeks your radiation therapist will create your treatment plan based on the information from the first appointment.

Once your plan is finalised, your treatment will begin. 

Treatment usually takes five to six weeks, or two weeks for pre-surgery patients.

Video consultation

If you live remotely you can have a consultation with your specialist at the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre using special video conferencing equipment.

This means you can see your specialist without the time and expense involved with travelling.

Once you have completed your treatment you can discuss with your oncologist if follow-up reviews are suitable. 

Find out more information about Telehealth Services.

Location and contact details

Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre
Royal Darwin Hospital
Rocklands Drive, Tiwi

PO Box 41326
Casuarina NT 0811

Phone: (08) 8944 8220
Fax: (08) 89448222
Email: contact@ntro.com.au

For more information go to the Northern Territory Radiation Oncology website.

Last updated: 27 June 2017