Patient and carer accommodation

Cancer information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

During treatment there’s nothing better than home. However sometimes people need to travel to another place to get treatment. Diagnoses and treatments can take weeks or months. Patients and carers need to find a place to sleep nearby to their health services. Accommodation costs can add up. There are several ways of containing costs. NSW Health provides partial reimbursement of travel costs through their Isolated Patient Transport and Accommodation Assistance Scheme referred to as IPTAAS. Click here for our IPTAAS fact sheet. Some hospitals and cancer treatment services provide low-cost hospital-allied accommodation services.

Central Sydney treatment centres

Accommodation services

  • Lifehouse – Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Kinghorn Centre
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
Elizabeth Hunter Hospital
125 Birrell St, WAVERLEY NSW 2024
(02) 9369 0307
Leukaemia Foundation Phillip Besbrow Accommodation
Complex 8, Priory Rd, WAVERTON NSW 2060
(02) 9902 2222
Norland Hostel
27 Clissold St, ASHFIELD NSW 2131
(
02) 9515 9901

St Vincents Hospital Accommodation Services Patients & Relatives
390 Victoria St, Delacy Building, Level 4 DARLINGHURST NSW 2010
(
02) 8382 2114

Prince of Wales Accommodation Services for Patients & Relatives
High Street, RANDWICK NSW 2031
(
02) 9382 2097

 

Outer Sydney treatment centres

Accommodation services

  • Nepean Cancer Care Centre
  • Crown Princess Mary Hospital
  • Cancer Centre – Westmead Hospital
Hope Cottage
Entrance from Somerset St, KINGSWOOD NSW 2750
(02) 4734 1899
Casuarina Lodge Westmead Hospital
Hawkesbury Rd, WESTMEAD NSW 2145
(
02) 9845 6900
Leukaemia Foundation
25 Helen St, WESTMEAD NSW 2145
(
02) 9806 3802
South West Sydney

  • St George Hospital
Bezzina House Cancer Care Lodge
46 Gray Street, KOGARAH NSW 2217
(02) 9113 2555
North West Sydney

  • Sydney Adventist Hospital
Jacaranda Lodge
185 Fox Valley Rd, WAHROONGA NSW 2076
(02) 9487 9066

 

Regional NSW treatment centres

Accommodation services

Hunter Region

  • Calvary Mater Hospital

Calvary Mater Hospital – Newcastle
Edith St, WARATAH NSW 2298
(02) 4014 3950

Northern NSW

  • Port Macquarie Base Hospital
  • Lismore Hospital
  • Coffs Harbour Hospital
Rotary House
Cnr Oxley Hwy & Wrights Rd, PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444
(02) 6581 1076

Our House Laurel Cottage
145 Laurel Ave, LISMORE NSW 2480
(02) 6629 4350

Rotary Shearwater
345 Pacific Hwy, COFFS HARBOUR SOUTH NSW 2450
(02) 6656 7162
North Western NSW

  • Tamworth Hospital
Inala House
Tamworth Base Hospital Dean St, TAMWORTH NSW 2340
(02) 6767 7700
South Western NSW

  • Wagga Wagga Hospital
  • Albury Hospital
Hilltop
600 Keene St, ALBURY NSW 2640
(02) 6021 4874
Lilier Lodge
317-321 Edward St, WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650
(02) 6925 5240
Southern NSW

  • Wollongong Hospital

Alkira Lodge
Annex 1 Dudley St, WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
(02) 4222 5484

Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre Accommodation
Corner of Scenic Drive & North Street, NOWRA NSW, 2541
(02) 4223 0204

Western NSW

  • Orange Hospital
Western Care Lodge
Bloomfield Campus Forest Road, ORANGE NSW 2800
(02) 6391 2300

Social Workers and Accommodation Officers help patients and carers to organise accommodation. The Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20 can also assist. In 2009, Cancer Council NSW led a collaboration to identify ways to improve hospital-allied patient and carer accommodation. The findings of this review are available in this summary report: Accommodating Change Summary Report Cancer Council NSW contributes to several community-owned hospital-allied accommodation services.

 
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