The Leukaemia Foundation offers ‘home-away-from-home’ accommodation in locations close to several major treatment centres in Newcastle and Sydney.
The Jim Simpson Patient and Family Accommodation Complex is across the road from the Calvary Mater Hospital and close to the John Hunter Hospital. The facility consists of one two-bedroom apartment and two studio apartments and can accommodate up to three families at one time.
Complete with a tastefully decorated interior and lovely yard, this complex aims to ease the burden of travelling for treatment.
The accommodation has wheelchair access, and Leukaemia Foundation staff are based nearby.
The Leukaemia Foundation Patient and Family Accommodation Complex provides seven two-bedroom, fully self-contained apartments, including three with disabled access. They have everything needed to truly be a ‘home away from home’ for families from regional areas.
The complex is close to Westmead Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, with everything needed to help make families feel at home.
Each apartment includes a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom and lounge. A shared Recreation Room is also accessible to all residents. This common area has a living room, dining and kitchen area, as well as a growing library of movies. Outside there is a patio/grass area.
Care is at hand from Leukaemia Foundation staff based on-site.