WHAT WE AIM TO ACHIEVE a. To provide sensitive caring, emotional and practical support for patients and families as outlined in the guidelines for affiliated groups with the Cancer Council of Victoria
b. To provide a transport and support service to assist cancer patients living on the Mornington Peninsula to attend medical appointments and treatment at hospitals in Frankston, Moorabbin, Melbourne and locally.
c. To provide education and understanding of cancer through various channels and organisations and in meeting with others who have experienced various forms of cancer.
d. Maintain and operate the service as a non profit organisation.
WHAT DO WE DO ?
The group has been functioning on the Southern Peninsula since 1987 and provides transport for often long periods of cancer treatment and appointments. This is one way to assist patients and their families who have difficulty arranging their own transport because of age, distance from relatives or friends or find public transport unreliable and/or time consuming. Our volunteer drivers take the stress out of daily travel.
The transport service has always relied on its 40 volunteer drivers using their own cars with patients being taken to major hospitals in the city, Frankston and locally.
There are six driving coordinators, who share the roster duty. We have developed information and support packages for all our drivers and patients. a.Driver Memo and Support Package
b. Patient Advice, Information and Support Package
The group meets socially and supportively three times a year. We meet at the All Saints’ Anglican Church hall Rosebud, on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Point Nepean Road. Our meetings are held in March and September and we have a final Christmas lunch party on the first Monday of December. All patients and drivers are notified about the meetings during the year, which begin at 2 pm and are mainly a social afternoon tea and get together with a guest speaker.
PHONE CONTACT Call a driving coordinator on 0429 624 375 for all enquiries and bookings. Jenny, David, Mary, Jan,Mark and Judy are the coordinators.