Transport to treatment
Travelling to and from medical appointments is difficult for many people affected by cancer. Cancer treatment usually occurs over an extended period of time and requires repeated attendance at facilities which may be far from home. Radiotherapy, in particular requires daily attendance for up to six weeks and a common side effect is fatigue.
Appropriate travel options to health services are vital.
Cancer Council NSW helps people affected by cancer and their carers travel to treatment in New South Wales. Support is provided in three ways:
- Grant funding support is given to local community transport providers
- Cancer Council owned vehicles are operated externally with Cancer Council volunteers
- Cancer Council owned services are operated with Cancer Council volunteers
Last financial year, Cancer Council supported 32 patient transport services. Our Transport to Treatment drivers made 19,070 trips, covering more than 1,035,000 km.
To find out if a Cancer Council NSW service operates in your area please call Cancer Council NSW on 13 11 20.
To make a booking request for a patient, please fill out our online form.