Hi Strong, this is precisely the problem we are working on at Cancer Council. To answer your questions, a) it's not in anyone's job description in the Health Department to help people arrange transport and accom so every hospital approaches it differently. It's very time consuming and gets de-prioritised. It's an area we will be attempting to improve with a trial service early next year. b). Yes that's true big city hospitals can be impersonal places particularly for outpatients. Ideally there would be a lot more care in healthcare. Please post again or use the private message function next to my name (mangosalad) if you would like to work more on this with Cancer Council.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.