Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy involves the use of high-energy radiation therapy to control or kill tumour cells. It may be used to cure disease, reduce symptoms such as pain, and/or to prevent disease recurrence.

Radiation therapy is an effective and important part of the management of a range of cancers, it can also be used for non-cancerous diseases. It may be given on its own or with other forms of treatment such as chemotherapy or surgery. 

The Sutherland Hospital Oncology Day Clinic provides a limited consultative service for Radiation Oncology only. All radiation treatment is carried out at St George Hospital or alternatively a private facility.  

Doctor Position Clinic days 
Dr Joseph Bucci Senior Staff Specialist - Radiation Oncology Alternate Wednesdays
Dr Lucinda Morris Senior Staff Specialist - Radiation Oncology Monday and Friday

If you live in the Sutherland Shire Region and have a suspected or confirmed cancer, you may be referred by your local family doctor or a medical specialist to use our services. Please request your doctor to send us your referral letter together with all relevant test results. 

Once we have received a completed referral, we will call you to make a time for your appointment and let you know any information you should bring with you. 

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call us on 02 9540 8140. 

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card 
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card 
  • Insurer details (e.g. workers compensation, public liability or third party) 
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund 
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable 

Please let us know if you require an interpreter.

We will contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) and organise an interpreter for the language you speak. They will then provide translation over the phone between yourself and the healthcare professional wishing to speak with you.

This service is free of charge. 

We are a teaching hospital and student doctors or nurses may be involved and supervised by senior staff during your visit.

You have the right to say no. If you do so, this will no impact in any way on the services we will provide.

We will discuss with you any research projects that are relevant to your condition and whether you would like to participate.