Mater Hospital Cancer Care Patricia Ritchie Centre

Patricia Ritchie Centre

The Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care & Research

The Patricia Ritchie Centre is a 12-chair private cancer and ambulatory care service within the grounds of the Mater Hospital. It is staffed by a dedicated professional group of nurses, with a wealth of expertise.

This team works closely with the patient’s oncologists and haematologists to provide personalised care and support to achieve the desired goals.

Patricia Ritchie Centre Building & Sign


  • Infusions for oncological and haematological malignancies (e.g. outpatient chemotherapy, immunotherapy, non-cytotoxic cancer treatment)
  • Non-malignant haematology (e.g. blood transfusions, iron infusions)
  • Scalp cooling to help prevent hair loss during chemotherapy treatment
  • Clinical trials for breast cancer and melanoma
  • Medical infusions to treat gastroenterology conditions
  • Venesection (e.g. for hemochromatosis)

Your Treatment

Our team understand that it is a challenging time for our patients and we have a warm supportive and collaborative approach to your care. The centre is designed for the comfort and safety of patients who need medical procedures that require observation for some time, but not an overnight stay.

Frequently Asked Questions

We suggest you bring 1 support person (no children under 12 please), your medication list and something to keep you occupied (e.g. book or iPad)
For your comfort, you should wear some loose fitting clothes, closed shoes and something to keep you warm.
Provided at the centre are comfortable chairs, pillows, blankets, food and beverages, cancer support staff, cancer council information hub, community services and information plus access to our Centre for Wellbeing.
Patricia Ritchie Centre Map

Patricia Ritchie Centre Details


13 Gillies Street, Wollstonecraft, NSW 2065. 

Entry via Mater Hospital main entrance.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday – 7:45am to 6:00pm


(02) 9900 7640 

(02) 9900 7371 After Hours – McAuley Ward 

Centre for Wellbeing

The Centre for Wellbeing offers physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing services to all Mater patients and their carers throughout the cancer journey. Come and experience the calm serenity, engage in supportive group programs, reset your mind with meditation, move your body with an exercise or yoga class, or experience our integrative wellbeing therapies.

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