Patients and families settled in new accommodation | Leukaemia Foundation

Patients and families settled in new accommodation

Shelia at the Green Apartments

Jenny Hollard (middle) with Support Services staff Sheila Deuchars and Louise Keating at the Village Green. Jenny, from Gladstone, is staying at the village with her 19-year-old son Brent while he has blood cancer treatment.

The 14 units that make up our newest accommodation centre, the Village Green Apartments are already full, providing a home for many families who have needed to move to Brisbane for life-saving blood cancer treatment.

Thanks to our generous supporters whose donations allowed us to furnish and fit-out the units, families from rural and regional areas are enjoying a clean and safe home-away-from-home right across the road from Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

We already have four accommodation villages in Brisbane and Townsville but increased building costs and a lack of suitable land close to treating centres means we cannot continue to meet demand by building prupose-built villages.

Purchasing the Village Green Apartments in Bowen Hills offered an innovative yet simple model that provided a cost-effective way of helping more Queenslanders.

Our CEO Bill Petch said the project shows our continuing commitment to providing no cost, first-class accommodation to regional patients and their families.

“To see all these units filled with patients who are now within a stone’s throw of a hospital providing life-saving treatment is a testament to the hard work and generosity of the community,” Mr Petch said.

“The Village Green Apartments put doctors and nurses on the doorstep and the importance of that cannot be overstated.”

Read more about the Village Green Apartments  and our other patient accommodation here or call 1800 620 420.

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