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Is Chemotherapy Still Important?

Is Chemotherapy Still Important?

Chemotherapy.  Our oncology day-units were built around delivering chemotherapy.  Our health care professionals trained to manage chemotherapy.  Our patient resources to inform about the side-effects of chemotherapy. But like a cool breeze turning into a brisk wind and then transforming into a howling gale, treatment for cancer and a whole range of medical conditions is […]

Hospitals don’t need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to home-based treatments

Hospitals don’t need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to home-based treatments

As one of the pioneers of home-based infusions and now Australia’s leading provider of these treatments, I was interested to read the recent opinion piece from Toby Hall, CEO of one of Australia’s leading providers of public and private hospitals. He argues very convincingly that Australia will need fewer hospitals, and that the healthcare model […]

Should patients with private health insurance be treated in a public hospital?

Should patients with private health insurance be treated in a public hospital?

As the discussion rages over the value of private health insurance and the media reports that the percentage of Australians with basic hospital cover has dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade, a controversial question remains overlooked. Should patients with private health insurance be treated in public hospitals? Public hospitals around the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]