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2019 News Archive

View Health chemo@home – Spring 2019 Update

View Health chemo@home – Spring 2019 Update

Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Spring newsletter is available by clicking here

Healthcare Outreach Prioritises Patients

Healthcare Outreach Prioritises Patients

Pioneering business chemo@home has developed a strong market position for its niche healthcare offering, providing chemotherapy and other types of infusions to patients in familiar surrounding outside of a hospital setting. Read more form the Business News article here.

When Health Care is Not About the Patient

When Health Care is Not About the Patient

Have you ever believed in something, something you thought everyone else believed in as well, only to find out it wasn’t the truth? Just after we started chemo@home a very high-up executive said to us during a meeting, ‘it’s not about the patients, don’t bring emotion into this.’ It was the first time, but definitely […]

chemo@home Providing at-home Cancer Treatments in NSW

chemo@home Providing at-home Cancer Treatments in NSW

View Health – chemo@home is so proud to make the experience of having chemotherapy easier for people with cancer. We are loving working with Dr Tafreshi and Shellharbour Private Hospital to make at home treatments a reality in NSW. Read about the development of our services in NSW in the Illawarra Mercury here.

Would you Like Some Marijuana with your Chemo?

Would you Like Some Marijuana with your Chemo?

I am frequently asked, as a pharmacist who specialises in cancer medicine, what do I think about the use of marijuana for medical conditions? I often reflect back to dispensing dronabinol (a synthetic THC product) for chemotherapy induced nausea and HIV related wasting syndrome, when I first started working as a pharmacist in a hospital […]

Sexuality and Cancer; It’s More Important than you Think – World Sexual Health Day 4th September

Sexuality and Cancer; It’s More Important than you Think – World Sexual Health Day 4th September

A cancer diagnosis is devastating; however, few people consider what impacts the treatment will have on their sexual function or intimate relationships. Cancer and its treatment can affect your body image, emotions and sometimes your physical ability to have sex. Women may suffer vaginal dryness, loss of sensation or pain and men may suffer from […]

Eradicating HPV; Why Australia is Leading the Way – World Sexual Health Day 4th September

Eradicating HPV; Why Australia is Leading the Way – World Sexual Health Day 4th September

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmissible virus that affects both men and women. The virus causes a range of conditions, from warts to serious conditions such as cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, anus and oesophagus. Some key facts about HPV You can get HPV even if you’ve only had sex once […]

Immune Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis at Home

Immune Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis at Home

Did you know chemo@home also administer infusions of immune therapies to treat MS. Treatment at home helps make people’s lives just that little bit easier. Watch this fabulous episode of Insight to see what living with MS is like, what challenges people face and the treatments which are improving lives. https://www.sbs.com.au/…/insig…/tvepisode/multiple-sclerosis

Is Receiving Treatment at Home Safe?

Is Receiving Treatment at Home Safe?

When people ask me, ‘is having chemo at home safe?’ I find it difficult to answer. To be honest, the answer is both yes, and no. I have worked managing a ‘home chemo’ service for just under 20 years. I have developed a robust set of systems and processes to treat cancer and chronic disease […]

Lord Love a Lefty – World Left Handers Day 13th August

Lord Love a Lefty – World Left Handers Day 13th August

We all know a few facts about left handed people, or ‘south paws’ as they are affectionally known.  Like, they are more creative, are fond of a tipple or that they make great leaders. Though most of these facts, while fascinating, are not backed up by the science.   What you may not know is […]

Private Health Insurance – Is It Worth It?

Private Health Insurance – Is It Worth It?

Ever wondered if your Private Health Insurance was worth the money? Listen to View Health – chemo@home’s Company Director, Lorna Cook, discuss this with Chris Ilsley on 6PR. Listen to the interview here.

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, Winter Congress 2019

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, Winter Congress 2019

View Health – chemo@home Directors Julie Adams and Lorna Cook, along with Loretta Zanella recently presented three posters at the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, Winter Congress 2019. View Heatlh – chemo@home is at the cutting edge of home chemotherapy and immunotherapy services.  The three posters presented were: It Feels Like Home – The Chemo Day-Unit […]

View Health chemo@home – Winter 2019 Update

View Health chemo@home – Winter 2019 Update

Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Winter newsletter is available by clicking here

Julie Adams Survives Dirk Hartog Adventure Challenge!

Julie Adams Survives Dirk Hartog Adventure Challenge!

Every year 250-300 children in Australia are diagnosed with brain cancer, and brain cancer kills more children than any other disease. Treatment for childhood brain cancer has not changed for over thirty years, and therefore neither has the survival rate. The Pirate Ship Foundation raises money for the Brain Tumour Research Program, at the Telethon Kids Institute. […]

Flourishing Women in Workplaces

Flourishing Women in Workplaces

View Health – chemo@home Director, Julie Adams, was invited to be a part of a panel discussion at the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium in Perth, WA. Women face a variety of unique challenges in business and Julie’s somewhat different way of looking at these challenges provided a interesting perspective and counterpoint to the panel discussion.

chemo@home First Patient Treated in NSW!

chemo@home First Patient Treated in NSW!

The first NSW patient to be treated by chemo@home was treated in Shellharbour this week and the doctors have heaped great praise welcoming the service in their district for their patients. #chemoathome #patientcentriccare Lorna Cook co founder of chemo@home also attended the Shellharbour Private Hospital Cancer Treatment Study Day.

Financial Interest in Alternative Models of Healthcare

Financial Interest in Alternative Models of Healthcare

View Health – chemo@home Director, Julie Adams, gave invaluable insight into alternate models of healthcare at the Morgan Stanley Australia Private Health Forum in Melbourne, VIC. The panel discussion focused on “out of hospital” models of care, a topic which Julie is both passioinate and knowledable about. The audience wa prompted to think about the […]

View Health chemo@home – Autumn 2019 Update

View Health chemo@home – Autumn 2019 Update

Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Autumn newsletter is available by clicking here

Dirk Hartog Island Adventure Challenge

Dirk Hartog Island Adventure Challenge

On the 11th of May Managing Director, Julie Adams, will set off with 11 other adventurous soles on their pioneering journey (The Adventurers: Dirk Hartog Survivor), hiking the length of Dirk Hartog Island to raise money for childhood brain cancer research. Carrying all that they need to live for the week, fishing for their dinner, […]

The Media – Love or Hate Them (psst we love them)

The Media – Love or Hate Them (psst we love them)

The Media… everyone has an opinion on them (which is often not flattering), but at chemo@home we are very grateful for the help they give us to get our message out to the community. Here is a Podcast our Managing Director did with Nick Hayes from Media Stable on working with the Media. Listen to the podcast […]

chemo@home Recognised by HCF Slingshot as a Top Innovative Company

chemo@home Recognised by HCF Slingshot as a Top Innovative Company

Lorna Cook, chemo@home DIrector, presented in Sydney in the finals of the HCF Catalyst Slingshot program with 8 other innovative Australian companies. So wonderful that once again chemo@home has achieved recognition and success as a top innovative company in Australia. Thank you to all our supporters who believe in patient choice #slingshotters and #hcfcatalyst So pleased to announce […]

Donor Mate’s First ‘Touch & Go’ Kiosk

Donor Mate’s First ‘Touch & Go’ Kiosk

We are so proud to support and promote Donor Mate’s first ‘Touch & Go’ kiosk. The new kiosk was launched last week at our partner pharmacy Matilda Bay Pharmacy, located on the grounds of the University of WA. Did you know that over 1,500 Aussies are currently sitting around waiting for a life-saving transplant? But only […]

Julie Adams talks on the Power of the Customer

Julie Adams talks on the Power of the Customer

Recently View Health – chemo@home Director, Julie Adams, was an invited to discuss “Customer power” at the CEO Summit in Perth, WA. The lively panel discussion revolved around the policies which unleash the customer as key in aged care and health sectors.

Immunotherapy; Dramatically Changing the Treatment of Cancer

Immunotherapy; Dramatically Changing the Treatment of Cancer

Jenny Seaton from Curtin FM interviews chemo@home’s Managing Director, Julie Adams, on how immunotherapy medications are dramatically changing the treatment of cancer. A new and fascinating area which is offering a valuable option for some cancers where treament choices were limited, and improving the outcomes in other cancers. Listen to the interview here.

Julie Adams Inspiring the Graduates of 2019

Julie Adams Inspiring the Graduates of 2019

chemo@home’s Managing Director, Julie Adams, graduated with her first degree in 1986. On Tuesday she was the invited to give the occasional address at the graduating ceremony for the 2019 nursing, midwifery, paramedic and pharmacy graduates at Curtin University. It was an absolute honour, and she was so excited (and couldn’t quite believe she was […]

chemo@home Opens in VICTORIA!

chemo@home Opens in VICTORIA!

chemo@home has treated its first patients in VICTORIA. Our Victorian clinical team, headed by Nicole Walker, is being supported by the WA/SA chemo@home team as we develop and expand our services. Thank you to all the WA/SA chemo@home team, especially Richelle Finselbach, Alicia Hopper and Molly Wilkes for ensuring such a smooth start-up. If you, […]

Curtin FM Talking About Hospitals of the Future (hint, they’re your home)!

Curtin FM Talking About Hospitals of the Future (hint, they’re your home)!

Listen to Jenny Seaton from Curtin FM talking to chemo@home’s Managing Director Julie Adams about how home is the hospital of the futiure. Now, you will notice that Jenny introduces Julie’s business partner and co-founder of chemo@home, Lorna Cook, as the interviewee, but Julie just didn’t have the heart to correct her. Besides, Julie and […]