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Chemo at home is giving Hunter cancer patients like Nell Wilkinson more time to focus on the important things

Chemo at home is giving Hunter cancer patients like Nell Wilkinson more time to focus on the important things

“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 […]

Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to More at-home Cancer Treatments

Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to More at-home Cancer Treatments

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 […]

HCF’s treatment at home program a godsend for Matthew Grootenboer

HCF’s treatment at home program a godsend for Matthew Grootenboer

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 […]

Giving kindness ❤

Giving kindness ❤

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. […]

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 […]

Avoiding Hospitals During COVID-19

Avoiding Hospitals During COVID-19

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

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 (Coronovirus)

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 (Coronovirus)

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 […]

IT’S WORLD CANCER DAY

IT’S WORLD CANCER DAY

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 […]

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 […]

No Excess!!

No Excess!!

1st January 2020 New decade. New year. This means you will need to pay any excess due on your private health insurance policy if you are admitted to a private hospital or day-unit after the 1st Jan for cancer therapy or a medical infusion. Not so with View Health – chemo@home. With View Health – […]

View Health chemo@home – Christmas Update

View Health chemo@home – Christmas Update

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

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 […]

View Health chemo@home – Spring 2019 Update

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

Healthcare Outreach Prioritises Patients

Healthcare Outreach Prioritises Patients

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.

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 […]

chemo@home Providing at-home Cancer Treatments in NSW

chemo@home Providing at-home Cancer Treatments in NSW

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.

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 […]

Sexuality and Cancer; It’s More Important than you Think – World Sexual Health Day 4th September

Sexuality and Cancer; It’s More Important than you Think – World Sexual Health Day 4th September

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 […]

Eradicating HPV; Why Australia is Leading the Way – World Sexual Health Day 4th September

Eradicating HPV; Why Australia is Leading the Way – World Sexual Health Day 4th September

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 […]

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 […]

Lord Love a Lefty – World Left Handers Day 13th August

Lord Love a Lefty – World Left Handers Day 13th August

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 […]

Private Health Insurance – Is It Worth It?

Private Health Insurance – Is It Worth It?

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.

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, Winter Congress 2019

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, Winter Congress 2019

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 […]

View Health chemo@home – Winter 2019 Update

View Health chemo@home – Winter 2019 Update

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

Julie Adams Survives Dirk Hartog Adventure Challenge!

Julie Adams Survives Dirk Hartog Adventure Challenge!

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. […]

Flourishing Women in Workplaces

Flourishing Women in Workplaces

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.

chemo@home First Patient Treated in NSW!

chemo@home First Patient Treated in NSW!

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.

Financial Interest in Alternative Models of Healthcare

Financial Interest in Alternative Models of Healthcare

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 […]

View Health chemo@home – Autumn 2019 Update

View Health chemo@home – Autumn 2019 Update

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

The Media – Love or Hate Them (psst we love them)

The Media – Love or Hate Them (psst we love them)

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 […]

chemo@home Recognised by HCF Slingshot as a Top Innovative Company

chemo@home Recognised by HCF Slingshot as a Top Innovative Company

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 […]

Julie Adams talks on the Power of the Customer

Julie Adams talks on the Power of the Customer

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.

Immunotherapy; Dramatically Changing the Treatment of Cancer

Immunotherapy; Dramatically Changing the Treatment of Cancer

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 Opens in VICTORIA!

chemo@home Opens in VICTORIA!

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, […]

Curtin FM Talking About Hospitals of the Future (hint, they’re your home)!

Curtin FM Talking About Hospitals of the Future (hint, they’re your home)!

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 […]

chemo@home; Making Christmas Easier

chemo@home; Making Christmas Easier

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.

View Health chemo@home – Christmas 2018 Update

View Health chemo@home – Christmas 2018 Update

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

Triple M – Australia at Night asks “Are Homes the Hospital of the Future”?

Triple M – Australia at Night asks “Are Homes the Hospital of the Future”?

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.

chemo@home in a HOTEL! As seen on Channel 7 news!

chemo@home in a HOTEL! As seen on Channel 7 news!

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 […]

Perth Tonight – Would you do chemo@home?

Perth Tonight – Would you do chemo@home?

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 Winner of 2018 WA Innovator of the Year Award

chemo@home Winner of 2018 WA Innovator of the Year Award

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 […]

Male Breast Cancer

Male Breast Cancer

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 […]

chemo@home Presents at Australasian College of Health Services Management in Darwin

chemo@home Presents at Australasian College of Health Services Management in Darwin

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 Now Covered For chemo@home!

BUPA Members Now Covered For chemo@home!

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 […]

View Health chemo@home – Winter 2018 Update

View Health chemo@home – Winter 2018 Update

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

Some Good News About the Way we View Cancer

Some Good News About the Way we View Cancer

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.

3AW’s Alan Pearsall Gets the Low Down on chemo@home

3AW’s Alan Pearsall Gets the Low Down on chemo@home

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.

Perth Public Patients Calling for chemo@home

Perth Public Patients Calling for chemo@home

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 […]

Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane here we come!

Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane here we come!

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.

Liam’s Story

Liam’s Story

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 […]

chemo@home Embraces Digital Health

chemo@home Embraces Digital Health

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  

View Health chemo@home – Autumn 2018 Update

View Health chemo@home – Autumn 2018 Update

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

Claudia’s Story

Claudia’s Story

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 […]

Inspiring Women at Zonta Club Bunbury on IWD 2018

Inspiring Women at Zonta Club Bunbury on IWD 2018

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.

Supporting the Telethon Adventurers on IWD 2018

Supporting the Telethon Adventurers on IWD 2018

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 […]

Medibank Private back chemo@home

Medibank Private back chemo@home

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 […]

Introducing Our Patron – Dr Ros Worthington OAM

Introducing Our Patron – Dr Ros Worthington OAM

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 […]

View Health chemo@home –  Summer 2017 Update

View Health chemo@home – Summer 2017 Update

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

chemo@home contracts with Royal Adelaide Hospital

chemo@home contracts with Royal Adelaide Hospital

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 […]

Julie Adams Wins Prestigous AIM – Australia’s Leadership Excellence Award

Julie Adams Wins Prestigous AIM – Australia’s Leadership Excellence Award

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 […]

Curtin Alumni Innovator – Julie Adams

Curtin Alumni Innovator – Julie Adams

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 […]

Julie Adams – Finalist in Western Australian of the Year 2017

Julie Adams – Finalist in Western Australian of the Year 2017

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 […]

Julie Adams Interviewed on 6PR

Julie Adams Interviewed on 6PR

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.

Behind the Brand – Julie Adams

Behind the Brand – Julie Adams

How I Help Cancer Patients Receive Care in their own Home