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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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.