Ballarat Oncology & Haematology Services

Ballarat Oncology & Haematology Services


Where we started

Professor George Kannourakis originally moved from Boston to Ballarat with his young family during 1989 and commenced an Oncology Practice at Marion House located at St John of God Ballarat.
During 1996 outreach clinics commenced at East Grampians Health Service in Ararat and at Stawell Regional Health to reduce the need for patients to travel to Ballarat for reviews and some treatments.  With the success of these two clinics, a third outreach clinic commenced at Wimmera Health Care Group in Horsham during 2006 and the clinics still remain a vital for delivery of services to the isolated towns in the Grampians, Wimmera and Central Victoria regions.
Over the years the demand for services conducted by Ballarat Oncology & Haematology Services meant that new premises with a day treatment centre was required.  Ballarat Oncology & Haematology Services moved to our current location at the Ballarat Day Procedure Centre located at 1117 Howitt Street Wendouree during 2005.
Currently Prof George Kannourakis visits Horsham and Stawell fortnightly and in between Outreach Clinics a Teleconference Service is available.
Dr Prashanth Prithviraj visits Melton to offer Oncology Outreach Consulting on a monthly basis and is also able to provide a Teleconference with G.P’s and Specialists in between Clinic dates for those patients who cannot travel to Ballarat.
A strong affiliation with St John of God continues with the doctors conducting daily ward rounds and coordinating treatments for oncology and haematology patients that require an inpatient stay.
Ballarat Oncology & Haematology Services has a strong research commitment supporting its own Clinical Trials Department which employs a full time Clinical  Research Nurse and several part time staff. To co-ordinate trials and monitor the effects of trial treatments on patients.

Our Staff

Ballarat Reception & Administration Staff
Jill Parnell – Reception
Sharon Charles – Reception
Sandra Nicol – Reception
Crystal Ellingham – Reception
Haylea Vagg – Reception
Lisa Pierce – Typist

Horsham and Stawell Reception
Leanne Pearson

Accounts Administration
Kelly Goldsmith