The Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service works across Calvary Mater Hospital, in Waratah, Newcastle; and John Hunter Hospital, in New Lambton Heights, Newcastle. The service sees young people with cancer from Newcastle, the Hunter region, the North Coast and Northern NSW.
We have established links with rural and regional facilities within the Hunter and Northern NSW and accept referrals from these locations.
Health Professionals can make referrals by contacting us on the details below and/or send a completed referral form to our email address:
Tel: (02) 4014 4682
Mob: 0407 398 569
Fax: (02) 4014 4747
You and your family can also phone or email our YCS team to ask about coming to our service.
The Calvary Mater Newcastle
Corner of Edith and Platt Streets
Waratah, NSW, 2298
John Hunter Children’s Hospital
2 Lookout Rd
New Lambton Heights, NSW, 2310
Our staff are experts in their fields and have a lot of experience working with people in your age group. Early on when you come to the hospital you will be introduced to the whole team so that at any point in your cancer journey you will have someone who can help.
Dr Elizabeth Hesketh
MB ChB, MRCP Paeds (UK) FRACP
Liz is a Consultant Paediatric Oncologist & Haematologist. She originally trained in the United Kingdom in paediatric and adolescent oncology before moving to Australia in 1997. She has worked as a Consultant since 2001 in both New Zealand and Australia. Liz has been the Clinical Lead for the Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service since 2011 and is based in Newcastle. She has made strong links with and regularly visits both Paediatric and Adult Oncology clinics in Tamworth.
Tel: (02) 4921 3080
BNursing RN, Onc Cert, GradCertAdolHlthWelf(Oncology)
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Lyndal has worked for the past 20 years in paediatrics and paediatric oncology at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle. Lyndal commenced the role of Clinical Nurse Consultant for the Hunter New England Youth Cancer Service in late 2011. She completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Adolescent and Young Adult Welfare – Oncology Stream through Melbourne University in 2012. Lyndal has also completed a Masters of Advanced Practice Nursing at the University of Newcastle.
Tel: (02) 4014 4682
Julia is an experienced Social Worker who has worked in a variety of hospital based positions including Oncology, Haematology, Neurology, Maternity, Cardiac and General Medicine for many years. She worked in Medical Oncology at The Calvary Mater Hospital before joining the Hunter and Northern NSW Youth Cancer Service in February 2012.
Tel: (02) 4921 1211
Mob: 0407 977 744
MPsych(Clin), BSc(Hons), BSc(Psych)