The Foundation currently supports cancer patients of all ages at the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre Randwick and adults in the 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 further expand services to regional NSW, Victoria and Queensland in order to offer equality of care and support to all Australian cancer patients.
Whether you are a young person or an adult who is recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment or returning home, a family member or support person, the NELUNE Foundation provides services including transport, professional psychological support, cancer care co-ordinators and post operative medical aids.
By delivering specialised cancer counselling and support, the NELUNE Foundation aims to alleviate the challenges cancer patients and their families experience throughout the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and beyond.
The NELUNE Foundation is providing much-needed funding for Young Adult Cancer Patient Services at Prince of Wales Public Hospital Randwick. The Foundation is funding 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.