Referrals to an Oncology Rehabilitation Program may be made by:
Allied Health staff
Community health professionals
Medical specialists (oncologists, haematologists, surgeons)
Referrals from health professionals can be facilitated by sending a referral form to the program coordinator. However, to remove barriers to referral, simple pathways such as providing client details via a central email address or e-referral may be utilised. If a patient self-refers to the program, their eligibility may be checked with their general practitioner or medical specialist.
Following referral to the program, the patient is contacted to arrange an assessment. Contact can be via a phone call or invitation letter/email.
The invitation letter should include:
An explanation that the patient has been referred to the program