The following request has been received from the Cancer Council:
We’ve had a fantastic response to our earlier email asking people to call Cancer Council 131120 Information and Support and share their experiences of advanced and terminal cancer.
But to help us strengthen palliative care across NSW we need to hear from many more people before the end of April. Can you help us?
If you’re currently living with an advanced or terminal cancer or have a loved one who has experienced advanced or terminal cancer in the last 5 years, please call 131120 from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday during April or head to cancercouncil.com.au to share your experience.
If you know anyone else who may like to participate please also consider forwarding them our email below.
Many thanks for your support,
Everyone diagnosed with advanced or terminal cancer deserves the best possible palliative care. But, right now, that’s not always possible because there’s a shortage of specialist palliative care in NSW.
In response, this April, Cancer Council NSW is asking people with cancer and their carers and families to call 13 11 20 Information and Support and share their experiences of advanced and terminal cancer.
The information shared will help paint a picture of the difference that palliative care makes, and identify gaps in access to care. It will also help strengthen the information and support services that Cancer Council provides to people with advanced or terminal cancer.
Are you living with an advanced or terminal cancer? Do you have a loved one who has experienced advanced or terminal cancer, or accessed palliative care, in the last 5 years?
If so, please call 13 11 20 from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (8am-6pm on Thursdays) during April.
All calls are confidential and will be answered by a qualified health professional in the Cancer Council 13 11 20 Information and Support Service who will ask you some questions about your experiences. Where requested, 131120 consultants can also provide information and refer you or your loved ones to practical and emotional support services as well.
We appreciate that talking about advanced and terminal cancer can be very difficult but know that, by learning more about people’s experiences, we will be better placed to strengthen palliative care across NSW.
Thank you, sincerely, for your support.
Advocacy Campaigns Manager
Cancer Council NSW
P.S. If you’re unable to call you can also answer questions about your experience at cancercouncil.com.au/palliativecare