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
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Spring newsletter is available by clicking here
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Winter newsletter is available by clicking here
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. […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Autumn newsletter is available by clicking here
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… 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 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, […]
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 […]
Making the Christmas and New Year holiday period easier with chemo@home. Listen to Adelaide 5AA’s Brad Aldridge discuss with chemo@home’s Managing Director Julie Adams how the option of having treatment at home is so important at this time of year. You can listen to the interview here.
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Christmas newsletter is available by clicking here
WOW…so much more national interest! Listen to Triple M’s Stephen Cenatiempo on Australia by Night talk to chemo@home’s Julie Adams about how our homes are the hosptials of the future. Stephen asked whether there was any reistance from doctors…what do you think Julie’s answer was? Listen to the interview here.
Blue Dot Army is excited to announce its partnership with chemo@home and Metro Hotel Perth to bring a new and innovative option for people undergoing infusion treatment for cancer or chronic illnesses. The Metro Hotel in South Perth is offering a $100/night for all patients receiving chemo@home treatment. The $100 can include up to 4 […]
Did you know that in the very near future your house may well become your hospital? Many experts, including world renowned ‘Hospital in the Home’ expert Professor Bruce Leffs, from the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US, believes that traditional hospital care is no longer a sustainable model. In this interview Chris Ilsley touches on the […]
Chemo@home are excited to announce winning the 2018 WA Innovator of the Year Awards – Growth Category. Congratulations to our very dedicated team who just keep on raising the bar in the home treatment of patients with cancer and chronic diseases. Thank you to the Dept of JTSI, Lyn Beazley, Fiona Wood, Dave Kelly, Mark […]
chemo@home’s Managing Director, Julie Adams, talks to Triple M’s Stephen Cenatiempo on Australia by Night about how men can recognise breast cancer symptoms and the question of how to get men to have symptoms checked out by a doctor. You can listen to the interview here. If you or someone you know would like to […]
Lorna Cook, Co-Founder and Director of chemo@home, stimulated the audience of health executives when she addressed the Australasian College of Health Services Management in Darwin. The Federal Governments health reform agenda is encouraging patients to receive their chemotherapy in their community rather than in hospital. Chemo@home is at the forefront of this safe convenient treatment […]
BUPA members are now covered for cancer treatments and infusions for chronic diseases at home!!!! Such great news for all those who would like to have their treatment at home. BUPA are expecting around 30% of all the above treatments will be given at home within about 5 years. That makes for a very bright […]
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Winter newsletter is available by clicking here.
chemo@home Co-Founder and Director, Lorna Cook, was recently interviewed for Tasmania’s “The Drive Home With Glen” about the good news in cancer care. You can listen to the interview here.
Wowser, wowser 10 minutes of Melbourne finest radio. 3AW’s Alan Pearsall asked all the good questions of chemo@home’s Julie Adams. What an interview! You can listen to it here.
Calls for WA public patients to have access to chemo@home, as seen on Channel 10 Perth Eyewitness News tonight. Currently only available to privately insured patients, WA public patients and families are becoming increasing vocal and angry about being denied access to the hugely successful home chemotherapy service. With the number of patients needing treatment […]
Channel 9 breaking news!!!!! Chemo@home will be available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane within weeks. This is in addition to the current, highly successful, service in Perth and Adelaide. Watch the Channel 9 interview here.
At chemo@home, we believe that patients should be allowed to have more choice in how and where they receive their treatment. Liam is just one of many patients who has made the choice to have his treatment at home. For more information head to our website chemoathome.com.au or you can call our office on 1300 […]
To provide our patients with the most advanced and safest care possible, it is important to embrace technological advances. To see what we have been up to behind the scenes to deliver the best possible patient experience click here. #chemoathome, #chemotherapy, #digitalhealth, #cancer, #chronicillness, #Episoft, #Illuminance, #adaptbydesign, #patientexperience, #medicationmanagement, #patientchoice, #empoweringpatients
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Autumn newsletter is available by clicking here.
Last night we hosted an event with our colleagues from Solaris Care, Breast Cancer Care WA, Melanoma WA and the Cancer Wellness Centre. Thank you so much to Dr Ru-Wen Teh who spoke about patient choice and to the beautiful Claudia Van Dijk who shared her story. Diagnosed with breast cancer within weeks of giving […]
Did you know chemo@home can do iron infusions in the comfort of your own home, or any other convenient location? The home visit is fully covered by most private health insurers, and the cost for people without insurance is less than a private hospital! Imagine that, no driving, no parking, no childcare, no waiting in […]
The Zonta Club of Bunbury where very appreciative to Julie Adams, co-founder of Chemo@home who was guest speaker at their International Women’s Day breakfast. An inspiring speaker, the audience was very grateful to Julie for sharing her story on life, growth and leadership.
Today Julie Adams had the absolute pleasure of celebrating International Women’s Day with the AFA Association of Financial Advisers Inspire community. Julie who was the Western Australian 2016 Telstra Business Woman of the Year, shared the incredible story that led to starting her own health service. During the event AFA Association of Financial Advisers Inspire community raised money for a […]
One of our patients said that having the wonderful chemo@home nurses give her chemotherapy at home meant she was LIVING with, instead of dying from, cancer. So good that Medibank Private can see the amazing benefits of home chemotherapy too. They’ve set us some pretty hefty targets, wanting more patients to avoid hospitals where they […]
We are so proud and grateful to the amazing philanthropist Dr Ros Worthington OAM who has agreed to be the Patron of chemo@home. I would encourage you all to find out more about this sincere, kind, intelligent woman who works so hard for charities and causes in which she believes. Ros is the founder of […]
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Summer newsletter is available by clicking here
chemo@home has been aknowledged for disrupting the health sector by the states leading health managers at the Australian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) annual general meeting in Perth. chemo@home burst onto the scene in 2013, with its innovative patient-centered at home chemotherapy service. Since then it has grown and expanded its services to patients with chronic […]
Royal Adelaide Hospital has contracted chemo@home to provide home chemothearpy to cancer patients, during the transition from the old to the new hospital. Julie Adams from chemo@home said “we are delighted to be able to offer public patients in South Australia access to at home chemotherapy, especially at this time when the hospital is shifting to […]
Many Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients need ongoing treatment with immunotherapy medications given by infusion at regualr intervals. Traditionally these infusions have only been given in hospital. However, ground-breaking research presented at the Gastroenterological Society of Australia’s Annual meeting on the Gold Coast in August has highlighted the beneifts and safety of chemo@home for patients […]
The prestigious Australian Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs) celebrate inspirational, passionate and talented leaders from across the nation. The awards put a spotlight on the individual contributions and achievements of these leaders whilst also encouraging nominees to reflect on their careers and personal development over the past twelve months. “The Australian Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs) acknowledge […]
WOW!! Over 900,000 views of our beautiful and inspirational Olive on facebook. This shows how much the community wants to be able to have their chemo@home!! Hear how much of a difference having her cancer treatment at home has made to Olive here
Julie Adams’s daughter once said to her, I get why you do what you do, now. It makes a difference to people’s lives. Julie Co-Founded with Lorna Cook chemo@home, Australia’s leading provider of home-based cancer services, delivering cancer therapy and infusions for chronic illnesses to patients safely in the comfort of their own home. Find […]
The Western Australian of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contribution to our state . The Awards celebrate excellence in business leadership, social entrepreneurship and innovation; improving the profile of WA arts and culture; inspirational role models in the Aboriginal community; positive social, scientific and economic impact; achievement in sport; and improving the lives […]
Simon Beaumont interviewed Julie Adams, the 2016 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year. Hear Julie talk about the benefits of having chemotherapy at home and how chemo@home is growing rapidly across the country. The full radio interview is here.
How I Help Cancer Patients Receive Care in their own Home
Herald Sun reports on award-winning Perth-based enterprise, chemo@home, which is looking to expand its chemotherapy-at- home business into Victoria. Read more here.
A world first presentation at the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists Annual Conference “Establishment of the First Home Administered Natalizumab Infusion Service for the Treatment of Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)”. S Vijayan1, J Adams2, L Cook2, Z Haskins2, A Kermode1 1Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders, The Perron Institute, Nedlands, Perth, WA 2chemo@home, […]
Delighted that chemo@home’s Managing Director, Julie Adams was interviewed live this morning on “Who are you?”, 720 ABC. If you missed the interview you can listen to it here.
How fabulous it was for chemo@home to be able to donate $20,000 to the James Crofts Hope Foundation. Very happy to supprt such a worthy cause. The money is from our winning in two categories at the Australian Institute of Management Pinnacle awards.
Can’t believe we made the top 200 businesses in Australia!!!! How very exciting and such an honour to be recognised along with such big and successful businesses. Read about the announcement here
The story of Julie Adams and Lorna Cook has been published along with 33 other inspiring business women. The book, Extra. Ordinary. Businesswomen was launched at the East Perth Yacht Club on the 30th March 2017, where the women celebrated their achievements.
Here are a few photos from Business Women Australia’s lunch to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2017… Julie Adams was lucky enough to be invited to be the keynote speaker!!
Adelaide chemo@home is off and running!! Our fabulous team has put in a monumental effort making the start-up in Adelaide go so smoothly. Huge thanks to all the medical, nursing and pharmacy staff at the RAH and TQEH who have embraced chemo@home. And last, but certainly not least, welcome to all our new patients. We […]
Very happy and humbled by the yin and yang article, beautifully written by Katie Hampson, in today’s West Magazine. Best business partners ever . So grateful that chemo@home is able to help more and more people with cancer and chronic illnesses. We are changing the way healthcare is delivered…and this is only the start!!! Read […]
Thank you to Peter and Emma for your beautiful words, published in today’s West Australian paper. It is truly our pleasure to offer chemo@home to the community, as we believe it is best way for treatment to be delivered – both for patients and their families. Now established in Perth…it’s time to move onto the […]
Presenting at the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) Congress in Perth with the Hon Ken Wyatt. Chemo@home challenging young “soon-to-be” pharmacists to CHange the way they think about where health care services are delivered, Engage with their patients and MOtivate yourself to explore career opportunities in this space. Really great to meet so many […]
The AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards reward outstanding West Australian companies, not-for-profit organisations and government departments and agencies. The Awards showcase outstanding business leadership and achievements by organisations across all sectors and industries. Last night chemo@home were delighted to take out the “Emerging Business Excellence” and “Innovation Excellence” categories at the awards ceremony. What a […]
Delighted to be presenting at the amazing hospital pharmacy conference, Medication Management Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Perth 2016. #mm2016shpa on #chemoathome…. #itsallaboutthepatient!
Delighted to be able to present our work in the area of brain cancer treatments at the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Conference, Gold Coast 2017. View our poster here
On the 10th November the AFR & PwC’s Private Clients Aspire Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements made by Australia’s private and family businesses. As the winner of the 2016 “Startup Disruptor” category for the AFR & PwC’s Private Clients Aspire Awards, chemo@home are to be seen as leaders in their field, outperforming their competitors and having an […]
Read the Business News article here Adams Secures Top WA Business Woman Title
Congratulations to Julie Adams who was last night named the 2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year! Julie was also winner of the Entrepreneur category. Julie is the founder and managing director of chemo@home which offers cancer patients the convenience and flexibility of receiving treatment in the comfort of their own homes. […]
chemo@home are proud to announce that we are the winners of the Business News Rising Star Awards – Best Start-Up and People’s Choice Awards!! The Rising Stars Awards showcase Western Australia’s fastest growing enterprises, highlighting companies that have experienced recent growth but still have future potential. It is wonderful to be acknowledged in this way by […]
chemo@home are proud to announce that we have made it to the finals of the Business News Rising Star Awards!! The Rising Stars Awards showcase Western Australia’s fastest growing enterprises, highlighting companies that have experienced recent growth but still have future potential. It is wonderful to be acknowledged in this way by the business community. Winners […]
Julie Adams gave the opening presentation at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (WA) annual seminar on what motivated her in her career as a pharmacist. Many inspirational pharmacists providing fantastic professional health services in the community in attendance. More information on the PSA Annual Seminar can be found here.
Leukaemia Foundation – National Myeloma Day 2016. Julie Adams was very excited to talk about new medications in the treatment of myeloma that work on the immune system at the annual patient seminar in WA. More information on National Myeloma Day can be found here. If you would like to see Julie’s informative presentation on immune […]
Lorna Cook and Julie Adams are so excited to be the Highly Commended Winner (i.e. first runner up) of the Australian Women’s Weekly, Women in Business Award. We are so priveleged to be able to treat our patients in their own homes, at what is often a difficult and stressful time in thier lives. More […]
Julie Adams and Lorna Cook are pleased to announce they are in the finals of the Australian Womens Weekly – Woman in Business Awards. The Awards winners will be announced on Friday the 13th May, and will be published in the July edition. More information on all the finalists is available here.
Chemo@home is pleased to announce that Medibank Private members having chemotherapy can now access our services. Please ring our office on 08 9328 3123 for more information, or talk to your doctor today!
Fantastic piece in the West Australian (Home Doctor Liftout) on chemo@home. Thank you to all our wonderful patients for making our home chemotherapy and infusion service so successful….we truly are privileged to be allowed into your homes to treat you. Thanks also to all the progressive and enlightened specialist doctors who refer their patients to […]
Today is World Cancer Day. Chemo@home is very proud to offer our home chemotherapy service to patients, making their cancer treatments a little easier. Whilst we all hope we never need treatment for cancer, if we should, having treatment at home is a godsend for many. Click here to read more.
Thank you for all your support during 2015, the chemo@home team have had a very busy and rewarding year. Just a reminder that we are working normal hours over the holiday season, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when we are putting our feet up 🙂 . Click here to read more.
Things are definitely getting busy in the chemo@home office! We have welcomed three new nursing staff – Karen, Teresa and Richelle – to the chemo@home team. They are all outstanding nurses, providing the same high quality care our patient’s have come to know and love. Karen Lewis Karen undertook her nursing training in the UK, obtaining a Diploma in […]
This is an excellent story by Emma Young discussing innovative ways to treat cancer patients, read more here.
Great article on chemo@home in the Western Suburbs Community Newspapers this week. Fabulous to see the government is keen to look at this option for children with cancer as well, as it would be such a benefit for them and their families
Great article on chemo@home in the Guardian Community Newspapers this week. Fabulous to see the government is keen to look at this option for children with cancer as well, as it would be such a benefit for them and their families
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Friday 9th April. Check out video.
Fabulous interview with Ros Worthington (founder of breast cancer care wa) and the lovely Despene Sattler on the Sattler files this morning
The professional team of nurses and pharmacists at Chemo@home administer chemotherapy and other drug infusions… Read more →
Perth Chemo at Home Plans rejected by WA Health Minister…
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Julie Adams was interviewed by Geoff Hutchison on 720 ABC this morning. Julie spoke about how the chemo@home program has such a positive effect, not just for patients in so many ways, but also how it can assist the cancer services and hospitals of Western Australia. Listen to the interview here.
Channel 7 news ran this story about our company Chemo@home. This service is available in Perth WA throughout the metropolitan area. Check out video.
Lorna Rogers was interviewed by Jenny Seaton on Curtin FM about chemo@home. Listen to the interview here.
Rogers L, Wilkes J, Haskins Z and McGreal S. The establishment of chemo@home: An integrated model of patient centred service delivery for chemotherapy patients. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia – Winter Congress, Melbourne, 2014. Poster.