GREG'S LEGACY

Specialising in the human experience of Living with prostate cancer – warts and all

Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Service

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Health Status:  My breathing has been all over the shop today and I have been gasping a lot more than usual.   The pain management is holding well.  My appetite is improving with three meals today for the first time in a while.  I dread waking up in the mornings as I have no idea what is in store for me each day.  I could not get to sleep before 3.00 am.  Palliative Care are arranging for physiotherapist to call on Monday to work on my chest and lungs

Press Release: Australia’s first National Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Service  ← (Click this link)

Melbourne, Thursday 3rd May 2012: The Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Program being launched by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – with the generous support of The Movember Foundation – will offer the thousands of men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year with accessible specialist nursing care through the entire cycle of treatment – from immediately after diagnosis through to post treatment support.

The following hospitals will be hosting Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses as part of the pilot program:

  • Austin Health, VIC – Bendigo Hospital, VIC – Canberra Hospital, ACT- Darwin Hospital, NT- Hollywood Private Hospital, WA – Latrobe Regional Hospital, VIC – Launceston General Hospital, TAS – Mater Adults Hospital, QLD – Royal Adelaide Hospital , SA – Royal Hobart Hospital, TAS – Tamworth Hospital, NSW – Townsville Hospital, QLD – Westmead Hospital, NSW.

The limitation is that one must already be associated with the particular hospital

I have noted before that there are no prostate cancer specialists.  We have urologists, oncologists, radiation specialists, and palliative care nurses … but there has been no one to answer the everyday questions about living with the disease.  Whilst this blog attempts to cover the subject, this new nursing service will become a welcome resourceGreg

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Written by Greg Naylor

5 May 2012 at 8:30 am

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