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2021 News Archive

View Health chemo@home – Djilba 2021 Update

View Health chemo@home – Djilba 2021 Update

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

WORLD-WIDE SHORTAGE OF TOCILIZUMAB (ACTEMRA)

WORLD-WIDE SHORTAGE OF TOCILIZUMAB (ACTEMRA)

Tocilizumab is a monoclonal antibody to the interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor. IL-6 is produced by the immune system at the site of inflammation, and by blocking it from binding to its receptor, inflammation is prevented. Tocilizumab is a very useful medication for the treatment of a number of rheumatic conditions.   Seriously and critically unwell patients […]

WORRIED ABOUT COVID? OUR PATIENTS ARE IN SAFE HANDS

WORRIED ABOUT COVID? OUR PATIENTS ARE IN SAFE HANDS

At View Health – chemo@home we focus our love, attention, skill and experience on taking care of our patients and each other. We do this by ensuring our team are fully supplied and trained with the correct PPE and by being vaccinated. An amazing 96% of our nursing team are vaccinated against covid-19, and 76% […]

HOME COMFORT

HOME COMFORT

So wonderful to be able to help Tisa receive her chemotherapy treatment at home. Such an amazing woman.

IS IT SAFE TO HAVE THE JAB DURING CHEMO TREATMENTS?

IS IT SAFE TO HAVE THE JAB DURING CHEMO TREATMENTS?

Professor Grant McArthur, Co-Chair of the Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Taskforce and Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance said that it is vital for everyone to be vaccinated against COVID, but especially those who are at higher risk of complications if they were to contract the virus.   “The vaccinations are effective at […]

VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING IN WA – YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING IN WA – YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

WA will soon become the third state in Australia (after Victoria and Tasmania) to legalise Voluntary Assisted Dying.   Put simply, voluntary assisted dying means that some adults could ask for medical help to end their life if they have a disease or illness that is so severe it is going to cause their death […]

NIC AND LANA TALK TO THE EXPERTS AT CHEMO@HOME

NIC AND LANA TALK TO THE EXPERTS AT CHEMO@HOME

It is highly unusual for Nic to get political and emotional in a podcast that is designed to talk about success in media, but it happened on this occasion. The special guests on The Experts Podcast this week are Lorna Cook and Julie Adams the founders of Chemo@Home and as the name suggests, they provide […]

OPINION – HEALTH LACKS VACCINE CLARITY

OPINION – HEALTH LACKS VACCINE CLARITY

If you had Stage 4 cancer, were immuno-compromised, and were receiving your chemotherapy in-home to avoid potential infection would you want unvaccinated healthcare workers treating you and visiting your home during a pandemic?   I’m assuming the answer to that question would be a very firm “no” for most people, but this is the dilemma […]

ACKNOWLEDGING INTERNATIONAL MS DAY

ACKNOWLEDGING INTERNATIONAL MS DAY

Loren Bandy was swimming in a friend’s pool when she noticed that one side of her body just didn’t feel ‘right’.   “It was the strangest sensation – something about the water on one side of my body just felt strange.” Ms Bandy said.   “The same thing happened the next day in the shower, […]

BREAST CANCER; NEW SURGICAL APPROACHES AND PATIENT TREATMENT OPTIONS – Health Professionals Oncology Webinar Series 3

BREAST CANCER; NEW SURGICAL APPROACHES AND PATIENT TREATMENT OPTIONS – Health Professionals Oncology Webinar Series 3

Dr Ari Ariyapperuma (Medical Oncologist SJOG Subiaco and CliniConnect) Ari is a medical oncologist who has completed medical oncology training through NSW and WA hospitals. He completed his medical degree with Honours in clinical sciences and undertook a residency at Newham University Hospital in the United Kingdom. Ari has trained in medical oncology both in […]

UROLOGICAL CANCERS, RCC AND PROSTATE; GP AND SPECIALIST RELATIONSHIP  – Health Professionals Oncology Webinar Series 2

UROLOGICAL CANCERS, RCC AND PROSTATE; GP AND SPECIALIST RELATIONSHIP – Health Professionals Oncology Webinar Series 2

Dr Elayne Ooi Urological and Robotic Surgeon Dr Omar Faruque Dr Faruque completed his physician training at Fremantle Hospital, and undertook advanced medical oncology training at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2018. Dr Faruque believes in holistic and patient-centered care. […]

IMMUNOTHERAPY AND ITS ROLE IN CANCER TODAY – Health Professionals Oncology Webinar Series 1

IMMUNOTHERAPY AND ITS ROLE IN CANCER TODAY – Health Professionals Oncology Webinar Series 1

  Dr Ari Ariyapperuma (Medical Oncologist SJOG Subiaco and CliniConnect) Ari is a medical oncologist who has completed medical oncology training through NSW and WA hospitals. He completed his medical degree with Honours in clinical sciences and undertook a residency at Newham University Hospital in the United Kingdom. Ari has trained in medical oncology both […]

DOCTORS PUSHING FOR CHEMO@HOME

DOCTORS PUSHING FOR CHEMO@HOME

A code yellow in a hospital is an internal emergency. This week it was triggered because Perth hospitals could not manage the workload. In addition to alleviating the enormous pressure on hospitals and their staff, home chemotherapy reduces exposure to infections, gives the opportunity for better patient education AND is what many patients want.   […]

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL OUT FOR PATIENTS OF VIEW HEALTH – CHEMO@HOME

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL OUT FOR PATIENTS OF VIEW HEALTH – CHEMO@HOME

View Health – chemo@home patients can now make an appointment with specific GPs to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the phase 1b roll out.  Follow the link https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility which will take you through the eligibility criteria and then to the booking system.  Note 1: This may not be your regular GP  Note 2:  […]

PROOF THAT SUCCESS HAS NO MASTER – IWD 2021

PROOF THAT SUCCESS HAS NO MASTER – IWD 2021

Success for us at View Health – chemo@home is all about improving the patient experience and creating a culture where our team who support this goal, thrive. We know that by doing this we are able to break down the barriers to access home services, change the paradigm of healthcare and help to make a […]

HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT RECEIVED CHEMOTHERAPY OR IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR CANCER OR A CHRONIC ILLNESS?

HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT RECEIVED CHEMOTHERAPY OR IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR CANCER OR A CHRONIC ILLNESS?

Today we launch our new consumer group – “Consumer View”! The “Consumer View” functions as a consumer representative voice for people who are diagnosed with cancer or other chronic medical conditions and treated with View Health – chemo@home. The group supports a collaborative process to improve the patient experience and quality and safety of health […]

THE COVID-19 VACCINE – IS IT SAFE?

THE COVID-19 VACCINE – IS IT SAFE?

As the patients we treat are those at highest risk of serious health issues, and even death, from the COVID-19 virus, we thought we would take this opportunity to explain how the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine works in simple terms, to hopefully allay some fears. The human immune system is magnificent. Its job is to recognise […]