Improving support for our patients across Australia.
3 February 2020
Melanoma Institute Australia has recently partnered with three other organisations to boost support for melanoma patients and their carers across Australia.
Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) and Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) have announced a new multi-year agreement to provide enhanced support services for patients nationally.
The new MPA/MIA agreement will focus on the introduction of a Tele Health Nurse Pilot Program to provide better access of services for melanoma patients; increasing the capacity and expertise of MPA’s Peer to Peer volunteer facilitators and volunteer support staff; enhancing face to face support groups within NSW and integration of these into MPA’s national support network; and joint involvement in events including patient information sessions and MIA’s national Melanoma March campaign.
With survival rates continuing to improve, the need for this collaboration to strengthen the support services available to our patients and families, is, thankfully, even greater. ’ Victoria Beedle, CEO of Melanoma Patients Australia
Melanoma patients and their families throughout the Riverina region will also benefit from strengthened and sustained melanoma services with the merger of Amie St Clair and Melanoma Institute Australia. It will provide immediate benefits by doubling the level of services provided to melanoma patients in the Riverina, including increased capacity of the free melanoma nursing services, the establishment of clinical trials in Wagga Wagga, opportunities for melanoma patients within the region to contribute to MIA research, and melanoma education opportunities – both professional (GPs/Clinics) and communitybased through the SunSafe Student Ambassador program.
‘Our shared vision is zero deaths from melanoma, no matter where you live, and this is a fantastic opportunity to enhance the effective delivery of treatment and support services to melanoma patients in this region.’ Annette St Clair, Co-founder of Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust
MIA is also delighted to be merging with melanomaWA, providing increased resources dedicated to reducing the impact of melanoma in Western Australia.
The two highly respected organisations will be working together on a regional and national level regarding awareness, education, support, and research.’ Mr Martin Slabbert, Chairman melanomaWA
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