New transport to treatment for Peel and Rockingham cancer patients

Posted 21 Mar 2016.

Peel and Rockingham cancer patients can now get to treatment more easily with Cancer Council WA launching a dedicated transport service in March.

Operating from Cancer Council WA's Mandurah and Rockingham offices, the service provides safe, convenient and comfortable transport for patients undergoing radiotherapy at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Elaine Young, Cancer Support Coordinator for Peel, said the service will alleviate stress for patients who normally have to drive to and from treatment.

"Driving long distances in heavy traffic can cause unnecessary stress and discomfort," said Ms Young.

"Our new transport service will allow cancer patients to relax before and after treatment so they can focus on getting better.

"It also takes the burden off friends and family who often have to help out when patients are too sick to drive themselves."

The service is driven entirely by passionate volunteers who live in the Mandurah and Rockingham areas who are keen to help out members of their community.

"After we put a call out for volunteers we had a flurry of calls from local residents who were more than happy to give up their time, which shows the terrific generosity and compassion of our community," said Ms Young.

The purchase of the vehicle was made possible by using funds raised by Cancer Council WA supporters who took part in Dry July.

The service officially commences on Tuesday, 15th March and operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For residents seeking more information on the service:
Peel residents - call Elaine Young on 08 9581 4059
Rockingham residents - call Melanie Taylor on 08 9591 3318

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