Leukaemia Foundation

Leukaemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma & Related Blood Disorders.

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NSW - Sydney and Newcastle

The Leukaemia Foundation offers 'home-away-from-home' accommodation in locations close to several major treatment centres in Newcastle and Sydney.


Thanks to the Hunter Community Committee and Room for Improvement, the Jim Simpson Patient and Family Accommodation Complex is across the road from the Mater and close to the John Hunter Hospital. The facility can accommodate up to three families at one time.

Complete with a tastefully decorated interior and lovely yard and barbeque area, this complex aims to ease the burden of travelling for treatment.

The accommodation has wheelchair access and access to onsite Leukaemia Foundation staff and resources.


The Phillip Desbrow Accommodation Complex at Waverton provides seven two-bedroom, self-contained apartments, including three with disabled access.

The complex is in close proximity to several major treatment centres, with everything needed to help make families feel at home. 

The accommodation complex has a shared Recreation Room which is accessible to all residents. This common area has a living room, dining and kitchen area, as well as a growing library housing lots of books and music. Each individual apartment also includes a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom and lounge. Plus, outside there is a patio/grass area, as well as a shared children's playground.

Care is at hand from Leukaemia Foundation staff based nearby.


The Leukaemia Foundation Patient and Family Accommodation Complex is close to Westmead Hospital and the Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Providing six two bedroom, fully self-contained apartments, including one with disabled access, they have everything needed to truly be a 'home away from home' for families from regional areas.

Each apartment includes a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom and lounge. Outside there is a shared children's playground and a growing book and music library. Care is also at hand here from Leukaemia Foundation staff based nearby.

To enquire about any of our accommodation services in New South Wales, freecall 1800 620 420.