At Montserrat Haematology and Oncology Clinics we help patients and their families manage their illness through specialised medical care and a multidisciplinary approach, which can include access to palliative care. For people living with a life-limiting illness, palliative care can help provide the necessary treatment, care and support patients need to live as comfortably as possible.
Meet our Palliative Care Specialists below and learn more about their patient-centred approach, medical backgrounds and special interests.
Currently practicing at Montserrat:
Dr Geoffrey Hawson is APHRA registered as a Medical Oncologist Clinical Haematologist and Palliative Care Physician. He has previously been Director of Haematology Oncology at TPCH, Director of Oncology and Palliative Care at Redcliffe Hospital and Director of Cancer Services at Nambour Hospital where he now works part time.
Lung Cancer and GI Cancer Preceptorships. He has a holistic approach to the care of patients with cancer and is an active promoter of mind body wellness, including the use of hypnosis for pain management and hot flushes in chemotherapy induced menopause. He is a full member of the Australian Society of Hypnosis and American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He gave an invited plenary session on Mindfulness in Cancer at the Brisbane Cancer conference in December 2015.
He is planning to practice mainly with non-malignant haematology and is especially interested in early haemochromatosis counselling. He would like to offer hypnosis in patients with cancer to help with either symptom management or existential issues, without taking over their care from their primary medical provider. He is active in martial arts with a second Dan in Aikido and first Dan in Jodo.
He has joined North Lakes Haematology & Oncology Clinic and will be consulting one day per month.