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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 […]

Nurses Recognised as Healthcare Heroes During COVID-19

Nurses Recognised as Healthcare Heroes During 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 […]

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 […]

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