The Foundation has supported cancer patients of all ages at the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre Randwick and adults in the Nelune Centre Darlinghurst and Oncology Units at St Vincent's Public Hospital Darlinghurst, St George Hospital Kogarah, Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre Campbelltown, Sutherland Hospital Caringbah and public hospitals in the Greater Western Area Health Service which include the Orange Base Hospital and Bathurst Public Hospital.
With the continuing support of the community and like-minded organisations, the NELUNE Foundation aims to continue to support the care provided by NSW public hospital cancer services in order to offer equality of care and support to cancer patients.
Whether you are a young person or an adult who is recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment or returning home, a family member or carer, the NELUNE Foundation has been supporting NSW public hospitals for many years.
Through the funding of specialised cancer infrastructure and services, the Foundation has helped to alleviate some of the challenges cancer patients and their families experience throughout the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and beyond.
The NELUNE Foundation provided much-needed funding for Young Adult Cancer Patient Services at Prince of Wales Public Hospital Randwick supporting the positions of Cancer Care Nurse, Social Worker and Clinical Psychologist.
Young adults have special physical and psychosocial needs that are unique, broader in scope and often more intense than those needs arising at any other time in life and cancer therapy can cause practical problems in social areas.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in young adults with survival rates having reportedly remained unchanged over the last 20 years.