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April 2020

Home chemo surge reported

Home chemo surge reported

Demand for chemotherapy at home is rocketing amid the COVID crisis as vulnerable patients try to minimise public contact. Health fund Bupa, which covers the home treatment in all policies where chemotherapy is included, has seen demand surge in the past two months, with home visits in South Australia up 73 per cent, and up […]

BUPA reports a surge in home chemotherapy in response to COVID-19

BUPA reports a surge in home chemotherapy in response to COVID-19

The growth in home based chemotherapy usage comes at a time when immune-suppressed patients, such as those living with cancer, seem to be choosing to avoid going to hospital due to their higher risk of contracting COVID-19 via community transmission. As trusted partners with BUPA we are honoured to be able to provide services to […]

Cancer patients rapidly taking up home service for receiving their chemotherapy

Cancer patients rapidly taking up home service for receiving their chemotherapy

Along with 2 days of no new coronovirus cases, Channel 7 tweeted this fabulous story about cancer patients rapidly taking up chemo@home for receiving their chemotherapy. While our service aims to stop our most vulnerable being accidentally infected by COVID-19 patients, it has had other far-reaching benefits. Cancer patients are rapidly taking up a new […]

Protecting Vulnerable South Australians From COVID-19

Protecting Vulnerable South Australians From COVID-19

23/04/2020 | Stephen Wade MLC | Better Services -Media Release   Eligible patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital are now able to receive chemotherapy at home, in an effort to reduce the need for vulnerable people to attend hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said this […]