Cancer Council SA deals with every kind of cancer in every way, including supporting people travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment.
Cancer treatment presents special challenges to people from rural and remote areas. Cancer Council SA owns and operates two motels, Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill and Cancer Council Lodge - Flinders. Our aim is to provide accommodation in a warm, welcoming and friendly environment so our guests can feel at home during their time in Adelaide.
Fundraising allows Cancer Council SA to subsidise the operations of the Lodges. This means we are able to offer affordable accommodation at a time when many of our guests and their families are experiencing financial hardship.
Guests staying at our Lodges have access to Cancer Council resources, including an on-site social worker and Cancer Council 13 11 20. Cancer Council vehicles, driven by our dedicated volunteers, travel to key cancer treatment centres at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Adelaide Radiotherapy Centres on South Terrace and at Flinders Private Hospital, and Tennyson Centre each week day.
Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill
Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill is a 55-room lodge, equivalent to a three star motel, just minutes away from the centre of Adelaide. Guests receive a warm and friendly welcome and feel at home from the time they arrive.
Situated at 204 Greenhill Road, between Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road, Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill is close to the parklands, city hospitals and city and suburban shopping.
Cancer Council Lodge - Flinders
Cancer Council Lodge - Flinders is a 66-room lodge, equivalent to a three star motel. Overlooking the parklands, it is also only just minutes from the centre of Adelaide. As an accommodation service for people coming from country and regional areas, we pride ourselves on creating warmth and a personal feel.
Cancer Council Lodge - Flinders is situated at 27 Dequetteville Terrace Kent Town and is close to city hospitals and city and suburban shopping.
Please note that the accommodation is available to patients not requiring nursing care or assistance. Residents who stay without a companion must be assessed by their doctor as being well enough to care for themselves without family assistance.
Daily accommodation rates
|Single (Subsidized by Cancer Council)||
(Subsidized by Cancer Council)
Occupant (Subsidized by Cancer Council)
|Cancer patients and carers residing over 100km who are eligible for South Australian PATS.||$40.00||$80.00||$10.00||$90-$110|
Cancer patients and carers (pensioners and Health Care Card holders) residing under 100km from Adelaide
|Cancer Patients and Carers from interstate please contact reception for tariff||-||-||-||$90-$110|
|People with other medical conditions, relatives and friends of people with cancer (subject to availability)||$50.00||$60.00||$10.00||$90-$110|
Greenhill Lodge - $119
Greenhill Lodge - $119
* Proof of treatment may be required at check-in to avail subsidized rates
Rates and availability subject to change.
When your treatment dates have been set, call our Lodges on the numbers listed above or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to make a reservation.
|Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill||Cancer Council Lodge - Flinders|
|rooms / units||55 rooms||66 rooms|
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Meals and dining
At both Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill and Cancer Council Lodge - Flinders, evening meals are provided Monday to Friday 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in winter and 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in summer. A seasonal menu is available to choose from at an affordable price, along with a variety of beverages.
Special meals can be provided when a patient is unable to eat what is on the menu with prior notice to the cook.
If you would prefer to prepare your own meals in your own time, a kitchen is available at both Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill and Cancer Council Lodge - Flinders for use by guests at any time during the day or night. The kitchen is equipped with an electric wall oven and griller, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, kettle and all the kitchen utensils you should need.
Cancer Council SA provides support services for guests and carers during their stay at our accommodation facilities. A social worker is available to discuss practical issues, provide information about services or just to talk about some of the emotions a cancer experience can bring.
Social workers are covered by the Australian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and are required to meet the criteria Code of Conduct. Click here to view a copy of the Code of Conduct.
Enquire at reception to make an appointment, or you can call Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20 to talk to a nurse counsellor.
The recreation room at both Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill and Cancer Council Lodge - Flinders has a variety of activities available for guests, including a large TV and Blu-ray player, electronic games console, computers with internet access, board games, jigsaws and a reading area. Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill also has a full-size billiards table.
Volunteer drivers can assist with trips to the local shopping centre, and provide other regular outings on request.
Two mini buses are used to transport guests for treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Adelaide Radiotherapy Centres on South Terrace, Flinders Private Hospital and Tennyson Centre.
The services to the city commence at 7:30 am and continue on an hourly basis until the last return journey at 4:30 pm.
The service to Tennyson Centre consists of one return trip every morning, Monday to Friday, and the Flinders Private Hospital service consists of one return trip every afternoon, Monday to Friday.
Please note the service to Flinders Medical Centre is currently unavailable until further notice. Guests requiring assistance to Flinders Medical Centre should contact reception. Guests are booked into the Tennyson service when they make their appointments.
For those guests who stay for weekends because of the distance from home, volunteer drivers provide day trips. There are also shopping trips twice a week.
Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)
The Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) is a subsidy program funded by the Government of South Australia to assist people travelling more than 100 kilometres each way to receive approved medical services.
Talk to your doctor or health service about the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme to see if you are eligible for help to cover the cost of travel and accommodation.
The Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)
The Country Cancer Support website
A useful source of information about where to stay, how to book and what it will cost, including commercial accommodation
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