Appeal #1

Patient Accommodation

Patient Accommodation for Cancer Patients

We want radiation patients to focus on their treatment and recovery, rather than matters such as where to stay for the night if they live outside Mildura.

The challenges associated with undergoing radiation treatment are difficult enough, without the added stress of a patient having to find accommodation following their radiation treatment, particularly for those who live in outlying areas such as Ouyen, Robinvale, Swan Hill, Euston, Pooncarie, Menindee, the Anabranch, Broken Hill and South Australia's Riverland.

The apartments will be available to all private and public patients who are receiving radiation treatment at Mildura Health Icon Cancer Centre.
That is why we need your help, to build and operate 10 modern, well-equipped and conveniently located apartments, on Thirteenth Street, in walking distance to Mildura Health Icon Cancer Centre.

The self-contained and fully furnished one and two bedroom apartments will include creature comforts such as a kitchenette for home cooked meals, a lounge area, TV and WIFI, work stations, with all linen and towels provided so that patients, their families and carers, can walk into a comfortable and safe setting and be at ease to focus on their recovery.
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Mildura Health Foundation

Access to cancer care and accommodation locally

On April 3, 2023 cancer care in the Sunraysia region was forever changed, when for the first time, cancer patients needing radiation treatment, were finally able to be treated right here in Mildura.

The establishment of Mildura Health Icon Cancer Centre is a monumental outcome for cancer patients not only in Mildura, but the surrounding regions of the Mallee, Far Western NSW and SA, because it removes the need for the majority to travel hundreds of kilometres for treatment.

The world-class centre, which has permanent oncologists; delivers targeted radiation treatment via a linear accelerator, as well as chemotherapy in eight specially designed modern bays. The centre also incorporates a procedure room, nurses’ station, consulting rooms and a patient education room, allowing doctors from across the country to speak with patients via webcam.

To help ensure patients are further supported, we want to provide them with a place to stay during their radiation treatment, an often emotionally and physically draining experience, across many weeks.

Having the peace of mind knowing there are beautiful, functional apartment for patients to go stay in a home away from home, can make all the difference.

Would you like to donate?

Your donations will help achieve great health outcomes for our community.
By donating to Mildura Health Foundation you are helping to support patients travelling to Mildura to access radiation treatment at Mildura Health Icon Cancer Centre.