Focal Nurses in Chemotherapy
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Focal Nurses in Chemotherapy

Clinic Hours
Monday to Sunday: 7am-5pm

Contact numbers
25452486/7, 79000495 or 79000433

Contact email
chemosupport.meh-health@gov.mt

What service is offered by the Focal nurses in chemotherapy?
The Focal nurses in chemotherapy will be meeting you and your family at the initial stages of chemotherapy treatment. They will continue to act as a point of contact throughout your chemotherapy treatment.

We offer:
- Information about the treatment
- Information about the management of side-effects
- Follow-up during your chemotherapy treatment
- Emotional support
- A link to other members of the multidisciplinary team within the Oncology Centre. These include: 
     - Aurora Support Service
     - Other Focal nurses
     - Clinical Support Services (physiotherapists, psychologist, occupational therapists, social workers)
     - Other professionals
- Collaboration with other NGOs and Community Services such as:
     - Primary Healthcare services
     - Commcare
     - Hospice Malta
     - The National Cancer Platform

Who can make use of the service?
All oncology patients receiving chemotherapy can make use of this service, especially those patients who have never received chemotherapy before.

How can you be referred to a Focal nurse?
You can be referred by all health care professionals. The Focal nurse in chemotherapy will call you or meet you before you start your treatment. You can also feel free to contact the Focal nurse upon your own request.