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Support for Kalimera House to ease the burden of travel for cancer care

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NEWS UPDATE 01.11.2016

Support for Kalimera House to ease the burden of travel for cancer care

Brookfield Rail provides support to a fantastic locally run initiative assisting cancer patients in the South West

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Kalimera House offers patients and their families the choice of two beautifully renovated self-contained units just 2.5km from the South West Health Campus in Bunbury, and is free for patients eligible for the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS).

Owner-operators Graeme and Cathy Loton hope that Kalimera can be a “home away from home” for patients who have to travel to Bunbury for oncology or other treatments.

Guests may require treatment daily for up to 8 weeks while undergoing radiation oncology.

Graeme said the project had been generously supported by the local community, with donations of funds, labour and equipment to assist in getting Kalimera House up and running.

“To have a company like Brookfield Rail so willing to provide sponsorship has made a significant difference to running costs,” Graeme said.

“Brookfield Rail’s contribution also helps sponsor families who are not eligible for the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme.”

Brookfield Rail Manager Corporate Affairs M elanie Henley said the company was proud to support a grassroots organisation that was making such a positive difference for the local community.

“As an organisation operating in Bunbury, the Great Southern and the greater South West, we understand how essential the services of Kalimera House are to those in need of cancer treatment,” Ms Henley said.

“The work Graeme and Cathy do ensures people in the South West and beyond not only receive access to this treatment, but that they can do so without the added stress of finding affordable accommodation,” she said.

Patients can make a reservation through Genesis CancerCare in Bunbury on 9726 6400 or contact Graeme and Cathy Loton directly on 0406 868 825 or 0419137467

To find out more about Kalimera House, visit http://www.genesiscancercarewa.com.au/for-patients/free-accommodation/kalimera-house-bunbury

 

Media Contact

Hannah Jenkins
Corporate Affairs Advisor
Phone: 0447 881 852
Email: hannah.jenkins@arcinfra.com
    

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