Leukemia Foundation community relations manager Deb Wilkins and Vasse MP Libby Mettam.NEW patient accommodation for people living in regional WA with blood cancer will be built at the former Shenton Park hospital.
The state government gave an allocation of land to the Leukemia Foundation to build up to 25 apartments which will cater for families who need to relocate to Perth for treatment.
The Leukemia Foundation WA general manager Andrew York said the Village of Hope will consist of one to three bedroom units to provide families free accommodation.
“The facility will not only provide families with a free ‘home away from home’, relieving financial pressure and stress,” he said.
“It will also provide them with an opportunity to safely interact with those facing similar situations, increasing morale and creating a sense of comradery in the Village of Hope,” he said.
Vasse MP Libby Mettam said it was fantastic to see plans for state government investment in a new facility at Shenton Park for patients who travel to Perth for treatment.
“Last year I met with Deb Wilkins the community relations manager for the Leukemia Foundation and local advocate Dawn Blanchard who were seeking support for this important project,” she said.
“As a result I advocated on their behalf to the minister for lands in support of this important project which supports regional patients, providing them with a ‘home away from home.’”
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