A cancer diagnosis is hard, but when you’re away from family, friends and loved ones, it’s even harder.
For more than 30 years, Cancer Council’s Flinders and Greenhill Lodge have supported regional South Australians with subsidised accommodation. However, these much-loved facilities are coming to the end of their working lives.
Thanks to the kind-hearted support of our community, last year we commenced the build of a new home to better serve all South Australians and replace Flinders and Greenhill Lodge, so we can take supportive patient care to the next level for this generation and the next.
Reducing the complications and financial strain that come with relocating to the city for treatment helps more people get the best support and complete their treatment. And that helps to reduce the burden of cancer for more South Australians.
With all the comforts of home and expertly chosen equipment, every room in our new building will ensure guests feel welcomed and supported throughout their stay.
Guests like Letchemi from Waikerie, who has stayed at the Lodges throughout her treatment for both breast and stomach cancer.
“Based in regional South Australia, I know just how important the lodges are. They truly are a home away from home, a place of comfort. We’re all going through the same experience together. I like to say we’re all in the same storm, all trying to get to the same port.”
Alongside 120 accommodation rooms for regional and remote South Australians impacted by cancer, the new building will also offer a range of services—from counselling and social work to information and support—to create a home for every South Australian impacted by cancer.
With more than 11,400 new cancer cases diagnosed in South Australia every year, it’s even more timely to create a place of comfort and support for those South Aussies who need it most.
Through the ongoing generosity of our committed supporters, our new home will ensure that no one living in South Australia will have to go through cancer alone.
For more information on the project visit 202greenhill.com.au.
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