EQUIPMENT FOR PATIENT CARE
AWARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN LEUKAEMIA TREATMENT,
RESEARCH OR SUPPORT IN TASMANIA
PROVIDING COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR LEUKAEMIA PATIENTS & CARERS
Dedicated solely to the care and cure of Tasmanians living with leukaemia, lymphoma and related blood disorders
Since 1980, the David Collins Leukaemia Foundation of Tasmania has provided hundreds of patients and their families with care and support during the course of their disease, funded research to improve treatment and awarded scholarships for professional development of medical and allied staff in Tasmania.
In 1979, when the late David Collins was diagnosed with leukaemia, no official Tasmanian organisation had been established to raise funds for leukaemia research or patient support. During his treatment and as his disease progressed, David Collins proposed the need to establish a dedicated group. Friends and family committed their time and effort voluntarily to the cause.
Since 1980, the Foundation has provided hundreds of patients and their families with care and support during the course of their disease, funded research to improve treatment and awarded scholarships for professional development of medical and allied staff in Tasmania.
Our mission is to provide monetary support for researchers and medical personnel and to support patients with leukemia, lymphoma and related blood disorders and their families in Tasmania.
DAVID COLLINS LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION OF TASMANIA INC.
- Deirdre Tuck, President
FUNDED RESEARCH FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO TREATMENTS
RAISED SINCE 1980
OF MEDICAL STAFF
Some of the Foundation's major achievements
DAVID COLLINS HOUSE
Money raised by the David Collins Leukaemia Foundation of Tasmania has been used to renovate and maintain David Collins House, a unit in Lutana, purchased in 1985. David Collins House provides comfortable accommodation for leukaemia patients and their carers while patients attend treatment in Hobart.
DAVID COLLINS OUT PATIENTS
David Collins Out Patients Oncology Suite is located at the Gibson Ward in St John’s Campus Calvary Health Care Tasmania, South Hobart. David Collins Leukaemia Foundation of Tasmania provided $80,000.00 to assist with purchasing equipment for patient care and renovations to the reception area of the unit.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
AWARDS AND GRANTS
The Foundation provides scholarships for professional development of medical staff so that Tasmania maintains leading edge expertise in the treatment of leukaemia and care of patients. Awards are given to assist applicants to participate in an approved course of professional development or to attend a conference or seminar directly related to the improvement of leukaemia treatment, research or support. Applications for 2016 are open to Tasmanian nurses, allied health professionals and postgraduate students.
Photo: Anita Oakley and Cath Youl
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The Professional Development Award has given me the opportunity to attend a vital seminar and receive a greater understanding of treatment and care for leukaemia patients in Tasmania.
- Bronwen Neely, Royal Hobart Hospital, Oncolgy Nurse
MOBILE 0475 182 989
PO BOX 372 HOBART 7001
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