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.
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home newsletter is available by clicking here.
So wonderful to be able to help Tisa receive her chemotherapy treatment at home. Such an amazing woman.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
GWN7 aired a fantastic story last night featuring our services in Bunbury. Well done to our superstars Annika and Debbie, who highlighted how important it is to feel comfortable at home while receiving treatment, especially with a young family. See more of Annika’s story here.
HBF was the first fund to partner with chemo@home. Now a national health provider they deliver over 140 different types of chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments across Australia to HBF members just like Bill. How wonderful is Bill’s story, not having to go to hospital for the treatment of his colitis for the last 3 years. […]
For Justin, juggling a busy lifestyle with going to hospital every six to eight weeks to receive infusions for Crohn’s disease, was difficult. But with chemo@home, Justin now gets his life-changing treatment on the go, freeing him up for life’s more important things. Read more about Justin’s story here.
We are so proud to announce that our South Australian team have been formally acknowledged by South Australia Health for their outstanding commitment to transferring high risk patients with cancer and other chronic illnesses from Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) to View Health – Chemo@home, ensuring continued delievery of treatment during the COVID -19 […]
We are so looking forward to giving more Sydney people the choice about where they have their chemotherapy. Listen to what a difference treatment at home has made to Elizabeth during the pandeminc here.
We totally understand why the border closures have been needed. Now, we like many other businesses, need a little more clarity to help us plan for the future. Getting our team to where their skills and experience are needed most has been tricky, during the pandemic. Clarity around the opening of the borders helps us […]
Silver Chain has partnered with a home-based medical infusion provider cheno@home in a plan that will to deliver chemotherapy to public cancer patients. r In a first for the sector, the in home health and community care provider has signed an MOU with chemo@home, a national organisation that currently administers more than 1,200 chemotherapy and immunotherapy […]
“The patient’s parents came down to visit her whilst she was having treatment and her father almost made me cry…he had hold of my shoulders and was just looking at me and repeating thank you, thank you”. Karen, chemo@home clinical nurse. This is what make nursing in the community so special. Read the article in […]
The West Australian newspaper highlighting View Health – chemo@home’s use of Google Glasses to assist with managing the ongoing education of our geographically dispersed team during COVID-19, which has restricted our ability to travel interstate. Thank you to our amazing nurse Richelle and patient Brittany and all the team who have made this possible. […]
COVID-19 has definitely made people more aware how safe it is to have treatment at home. The benefits are numerous including the rarely talked about financial benefits for the patient and their family (less travel costs, less parking costs, reduced day care costs for those with children, minimising loss of patient and carer income). COVID-19 […]
Two of our wonderful View Health – chemo@home nurses have been recognised as healthcare heroes for their efforts during COVID-19. We all hope that Jan and Maragaret have a lovely time during their staycation. Over 5000 nominations were received in the Crown Perth and The West Australian’s Healthcare Heroes initiative, with 250 nurses being invited […]
HCF’s treatment at home program was a godsend for Matthew Grootenboer, a married fireman with four children, after he discovered in June 2019 that he had testicular cancer. HCF have treatment at home options for eligible members on a range of treatments because they want to give you the choice of how you’re treated, whenever […]
Our team are super special. Identifying the isolation our patients are feeling, led one of our beautiful nurses to arrange gift packs filled with kindness and love to be delivered to their homes. Thank you so much to Soul Gestures, Roc Candy, Innaloo Florist, Connolly and Associates and Total Tint Solutions for making this possible. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home newsletter highlighting our start up in Bunbury is available by clicking here
Avoiding hospitals by being treated at home when your immune system is low is a very sensible way of reducing the risk of COVID-19. As featured on ABC News
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home newsletter highlighting our management of COVID-19 is available by clicking here
Sadly, the first report of an Australian dying from COVID-19 (coronovirus) has occurred at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in WA. Data from the US highlights that the fatality rate from COVID-19 in people with other illnesses or compromised immune systems (such as those having chemo and immuno therapies) is about 15%, compared to 2% with […]
Our Managing Director, Julie Adams, talked today about how immunotherapy is offering new hope for cancer patients with 7AD’s Martin Agytin. And if you liked Julie’s explanation on the main types of immunotherapy treatments, using the army as an analogie, here it is again 😊: 1. Give the enemy red hats to make it easier for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 passionate and knowledgeable about. The audience was prompted to think about the […]
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Autumn newsletter is available by clicking here
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Delighted to be presenting at the amazing hospital pharmacy conference, Medication Management Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Perth 2016. #mm2016shpa on #chemoathome…. #itsallaboutthepatient!