Consultant in Medical Oncology – Canterbury District Health Board

Christchurch Hospital is the largest teaching and research Hospital in the South Island of New Zealand. Our hospital provides a full range of emergency, acute, elective and outpatient services for over 35,600 patients each year.

Our Canterbury Regional Cancer & Haematology Service (CRCHS) is one of two tertiary centres delivering medical oncology and chemotherapy treatment in the South Island. We cover the needs of patients from the Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast Districts and support the South Island Child Cancer Service and the South Island Regional Gynaecological Oncology Service. Our dedicated Oncology Ward has 25 of the 650 beds within the Hospital. A separate Bone Marrow Transplant Unit which is a 15 bed facility including 9 individual isolation rooms accommodates our haematology patients.

The CRCHS maintains close links with the University of Otago’s Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. There are also close links with research groups in genetics and tissue banking and are active participants in international and Australasian clinical trials.

The Medical Oncology medical team consists of 10 Medical Oncologists with a wide range of clinical and research interests and 5 advanced trainees in Medical Oncology.

There is a dedicated oncology day ward which delivers chemotherapy treatment. The Medical Oncology service sees approximately 1400 new patients per year with 140 outpatient chemotherapy treatments/week being delivered over 4 sites in Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth.

We currently have a 12 month fixed term role starting January 2016 for a Medical Oncologist.

For further information please contact Liz Hill either via email or call on +64 3 337 7954.

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