Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
We are pleased to be able to financially assist the families of young children treated in the Children’s Cancer Centre at RCH Melbourne.
In the 2015/16 financial year, up to the end of February 2016, we had assisted Victorian families with over $104,000 for direct family expenses. This support to families is by far the largest to any State in Australia.
Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia is acknowledged as 'The Founding Patron' of the Children's Cancer Centre at Monash Children's Hospital in Clayton Victoria, which in partnership with RCH and Peter Mac. forms one third of the Victorian Government's, Paediatric Integrated Cancer Services (PICS). Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS).
From the PICS website: Monash Children's Hospital is part of Victoria’s largest health service uniquely providing in one organisation, primary, secondary and tertiary health services. The Monash Children’s Cancer Centre is an integral part of the new Monash Children’s Hospital and cares for 30% of Victoria’s childhood cancer patients. The centre incorporates purpose-built treatment rooms, medical consulting rooms, a day treatment facility and an innovative facility capable of providing general anaesthesia for minor oncology procedures.
A mother of a young child contacted us:
“Dear Peter & Linda,
I was so overwhelmed with what they (Kids with Cancer Foundation) "could" do and felt such a sense of relief when Linda phoned me as promised the next day and had all my overdue expenses paid within 48 hours! Absolutely brilliant!
Kids with Cancer should be named as THE FIRST POINT OF CALL to all families having to walk this horrible journey. Anybody that has travelled this road can tell you that Cancer is not cheap and affects families in so many troubling ways.
Thank you wholeheartedly to Peter, Linda and all involved in this charity. Without your assistance right now, I'd hate to think where we'd be!