Useful Links & Resources

Navigate reliable sources for cancer information and support

Treatment Protocols – eviQ Fact Sheets

The aim of the eviQ web page is to provide patients, carers and families with a suite of resources, useful websites and high quality, current evidenced based treatment information.
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There are many different information sheets about cancer treatments available on eviQ.  This information is best used in discussion with your health professionals and there are often times when your treatment may need to vary from what you will read on this website.

To access the site, use the following link : eviQ.


Managing Side Effects (eviQ)
New Cancer Council Hub (Cancer Council NSW)
Complementary Therapies (Cancer Institute NSW)
Get support (Cancer Council NSW)

Cancer Council

Information Centre

The Cancer Council Information Centre is located at the Avondale Avenue entrance to St Vincent’s Hospital. The centre is for anyone who has a question about cancer. The centre holds free booklets on specific cancers, treatments and side effects, and advice for coping with cancer and recovery.  The volunteers who work in the centre can help you access clear and supportive written information and recommend internet sites. While not providing counselling or medical advice, the volunteers are happy to discuss your situation and guide you to relevant information. For example, the volunteers at the Cancer Council Information Centre can help you access Cancer Council Legal and Financial Planning Services.  Anyone affected by cancer in NSW can ask for assistance with legal or financial planning issues.

For information about any aspect of cancer, the Cancer Council Helpline phone 13 11 20 is an excellent starting point.  The Helpline is free and confidential.  The Helpline is staffed Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.  Outside these hours you can leave a message and they will call you back.

Website: Cancer Council

Transport, accomodation and financial assistance

Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme

Patients are entitled to claim travel expenses through the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).  For further information about IPTAAS and to download forms please go to: IPTAAS NSW


Community Transport

Northern Rivers
Cancer Council Transport To Treatment
Our reception team can assist you to set up a referral.
Website: Cancer Council Transport To Treatment

Home Assistance & Regional Transport Services
Website: HART
Ph: (02) 6628 6000

Connect You Too – Community Transport
Website: Connectu2
Ph: (02) 6645 3200

New England ( Tenterfield)
Live Better Community Transport
Website: Live Better
Ph: 1800 580 580

Financial support
Accommodation | Our House

Our House LogoOur House is a joint project by Northern Rivers Community Cancer Foundation (NRCCF) and Our Kids.

It is a purpose-built accommodation for patients, carers, and their families who are receiving treatment at the Cancer Unit at Lismore. It also provides accommodation for other patients, carers, and their families who require medical attention in Lismore.

Please contact us to make an enquiry or booking.

Our House is located adjacent to Lismore Base Hospital and North Coast Cancer Institute; and within easy walking distance of the Lismore Shopping Square.

During COVID Our House is open and operating under the NSW Health guidelines.

Website: Our House

Support groups

Northern Rivers Cancer Support Services

Click here to access the latest brochure by the Ballina Cancer Advocacy Network

Look Good Feel Better Program

Patient Support Service

For further information about the Look Good Feel Better program please contact the North Coast Cancer Institute at Lismore Base Hospital on (02) 6620 2416.  Find a workshop and register using the following website Look Good Feel Better Workshops or phone 1800 650 960.