Together with their family, their average length of stay in Melbourne is four months, but many, particularly those families with children undergoing treatment for acute leukaemia, stay for 24 months or more.
Their lives are thrown into turmoil as they face the uncertainty of treatment. These often highly invasive treatments affect their immune systems and make them highly susceptible to infection. Even a common cold can become life threatening.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s accommodation is specifically designed for blood cancer patients undergoing treatment and their families.
- Hygienic environment with low risk of infection.
- Additional emotional support by a team of trained haematology/oncology nurses and allied health professionals.
- Ideal location close to major treating centres.
- Fully furnished, self-contained apartments.
- Additional onsite facilities.
- Education and resource centre.
- Patient transport hub.
The Foundation’s specialised accommodation facilities provide patients with holistic care in a support facility dedicated to their wellbeing. This hygienic environment allows many patients to live with their families whilst receiving their cancer treatment.
Download a copy of the Building of Hope prospectus for further information.