Kids Cancer Research Trust, with affiliated charities, has patient accommodation available to assist patients and/or their families needing a place to stay whilst receiving oncology treatment. There are numerous residences throughout Austrlaia, all in close proximity to metropolitan hospitals in Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, and South Australia.
Each residence has two to three bedrooms, and is avaiable for up to six persons to stay at any given time. The duration of the stay may range from short-term (a few days - a few weeks) to long-term (weeks - months).
The maintenance and ongoing serviceing of the accommodation will be provided by the Kids Cancer Research Trust and volunteers, with assistance of staff at the nearby hospitals.
Our aim in presenting the properties is to provide a dignified, private, and relaxed accommocation environment for the family and patient during their particular treatment time.
Please see below testimonials from previous families.
"No words seem adequate to say how fortunate we have been to have Unit 10 as our home base for so long, The traumatic highs and lows of this roller coaster ride have been eased draatically. We, as a family, shall forever remember this time. It has impacted on our lives in the most positive of ways. We thank you so very, very much for making one of the worst times less stressful. You do a tremendous job and we hope you will continue to strive, as families need you."
Ruth Little, Mooreland
"My husband Chris and I have stayed at the Parkview apartment on two occassions with our 2 year old daughter , who has a rare childhood cancer. Each of these stays has been during highly stressful treatments and I cannot tell you how great it is to be able to come back to the Parkview apartment after another long day at the hospital and be able to unwind, as well as have some much needed privacy and family time, which sadly like for many families is often rare these days.
"We would like to thank the Kids Cancer Research Trust for allowing us and other families the opportunity to be able to staty in such a lovely apartment, which not only allows us valuable family time togehter, but is also located directly across from parklands which we take full advantage of when we can."
Karen Nebenfuehr, Bendigo
"Thank God for Hopegood Place, it is so close to the hospital and really gives us a feeling of home away from home. I couldn't continue to go through this treatment if I wasn't able to escape the hospital and relax at Hopegood Place."
Brendan Johnston, Muruya