Herston Village (Brisbane)
Following the completion of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in 1987, the Leukaemia Foundation through its fundraising efforts was able to construct the first purpose-built patient accommodation and support centre. Herston Village was opened in 1989 at a cost of $1.4 million.
Since then the 13 one bedroom units have helped more than 1,700 people with blood cancer, giving families free accommodation near the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital. In late 2017 long-awaited renovations were finished. These renovations were made possible thanks to incredible support from the community and a $998,400 grant from the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.
The village’s facilities include:
- undercover parking for residents
- community rooms with tea/coffee making facilities
- books and magazines
- board games and children’s toys
- barbeque facilities.
Herston Village residents are able to use the Leukaemia Foundation’s volunteer bus service for transport to and from Brisbane’s major treating hospitals.
Herston Village is staffed by highly trained health professionals who are available to assist you and your family with any concerns you may have regarding your diagnosis, treatment, and any other issues that you may be feeling anxious about.
Location and contact details
For more information or to book accommodation, please phone 1800 620 420 or fill out this form.
Herston Village is located a short distance from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Herston.
Last updated on January 23rd, 2020
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