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oncology support services

Oncology Support Services

Social Work / Welfare Officer

A serious illness can sometimes cause emotional, practical and financial difficulties in your life.  We offer referral to specialist counsellors

Information on Community Cancer Support Services, Financial and Practical Assistance

Assistance with forms to access benefits available through Centrelink for patients and carers.  Assessments for Cancer Grants, Disabled Parking stickers and multi-purpose taxi cards. 

Patient Transport Assistance Scheme

VPTAS (Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme) or IPTAS (Isolated Patient Transport Assistance Scheme - NSW) assist with the cost of travel and accommodation.  

Veteran Affairs

If you are a veteran or a war widow, you may be eligible for special benefits for treatment, petrol, meals, accommodation and escorts to appointments. 

Accommodation Assistance

For patients having treatment in Bendigo and Melbourne.

Red Cross Transport

May be available for transport to or from a medical appointment if no one can take you. 

Helpful Links

Cancer Council Victoria
Cancer Treatment Centres -  Please note: once link is clicked please scroll to bottom of page to access country Victoria treatment centres.

 

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