Patricia Reemeijer is our new Cancer Support Coordinator at our Cancer Support Care Centre at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Our Cancer Support Coordinators are located both in metro and regional areas to help guide people through their cancer journey. They provide practical information, emotional support and can connect anyone affected by cancer to local services and support groups. Read on to get to know Patricia and her role as Cancer Support Coordinator.
Where can people find you?
I work out of our Cancer Support Centre at Fiona Stanley Hospital, which has a complementary therapies room and a meeting room where clients can come to sit and talk with me.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm a nurse and previously worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital on the Haematology/Oncology ward for the past 14 years. Cancer care has always been a passion of mine. I'm also a mum of two girls who are in primary school, so their extracurricular activities keep me very busy outside of work.
What are you looking forward to most about your new role?
I'm looking forward to networking with the cancer services at Fiona Stanley Hospital and getting our Cancer Support Care Centre busy again after the COVID-19 period.
I also look forward to providing psychosocial support to those that need it, when they need it, face-to-face. People continue to mention how much they have missed face-to-face contact.
What kind of services can you provide?
Most importantly I'm here to listen. People can visit me to offload and unpack their issues, and I can offer support and referrals. I provide people with referrals to counselling, financial assistance or other community services that may be able to assist.
How can people best get in touch with you?
For more information:
- You can find the closest Cancer Support Coordinator to you on our Contact Us page.
- If you, or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, please visit our Get support page to find out more information and support available to you.