IMMUNOTHERAPY AT HOME A RELIEF FOR JUDY
Channel 7 Reporter Amber Johnson visited Judy and Johan Roets at their home in Perth to discuss what it is like to receive her cancer treatments with chemo@home, especially during the COVID pandemic.
Channel 7 Reporter Amber Johnson visited Judy and Johan Roets at their home in Perth to discuss what it is like to receive her cancer treatments with chemo@home, especially during the COVID pandemic.
Welcome to the first in our patient newsletter series. This newsletter was created during the Noongar Kambarang season, which is aptly the season of birth. Though like many first babies, it is a few days overdue coming into the world! Through the newsletter, we aim to keep you updated on important health issues and helpful […]
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home newsletter is available by clicking here.
Tocilizumab is a monoclonal antibody to the interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor. IL-6 is produced by the immune system at the site of inflammation, and by blocking it from binding to its receptor, inflammation is prevented. Tocilizumab is a very useful medication for the treatment of a number of rheumatic conditions. Seriously and critically unwell patients […]
At View Health – chemo@home we focus our love, attention, skill and experience on taking care of our patients and each other. We do this by ensuring our team are fully supplied and trained with the correct PPE and by being vaccinated. An amazing 96% of our nursing team are vaccinated against covid-19, and 76% […]
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 […]
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 […]
Loren Bandy was swimming in a friend’s pool when she noticed that one side of her body just didn’t feel ‘right’. “It was the strangest sensation – something about the water on one side of my body just felt strange.” Ms Bandy said. “The same thing happened the next day in the shower, […]
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 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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Did you know View Health – chemo@home can do infusions for Crohn’s and Colitis? Crohn’s and Colitis cause inflammation of the digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Read about how we have made a difference to Bill’s life, allowing him to travel across the country and […]
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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.
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
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 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.
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 […]
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.
Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Christmas newsletter is available by clicking 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]