Making a difference
17 November 2014
Anna is making a difference every day to the lives of her patients. With your support, you can make a difference too.
When Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) patients at the Poche Centre are first diagnosed with advanced melanoma Anna Hoadley is there.
She is our Clinical Nurse Consultant, and serves as a link between patients and their doctor. Anna is someone they can call with questions and to help co-ordinate their care during what is often the most emotionally tumultuous and stressful time of their lives.
When not in the clinic Anna is on the phone to patients talking about treatment options, dealing with side-effects, co-ordinating tests and scans, speaking to family members, organising referrals, triaging new patient referrals, and much more!
“Having someone to co-ordinate care and understand medically what is going on, to understand their treatments and help improve their quality of life, is so important to our patients,” says Anna.
“Without a Clinical Nurse Consultant, there would be a lot more emotional and physical struggle for our patients.”
One of the hundreds of patients that Anna looks after each year is Trish Nugent. Trish has stage 4 melanoma and has benefitted greatly from Anna’s care.
“Knowing that somebody is helping in such a significant way, to keep me around so that I can be with my family for longer, makes me so very grateful,” Trish says.
“Anna is my inspiration and a joy to see every three weeks, even in the low times. She keeps me fighting.”
With more funding we can expand this program to fund Clinical Nurse Consultants at our other affiliate locations and ensure every patient receives this same exceptional level of care
Your donation today will make a tangible difference to the lives of people, like Trish, and make their struggle that much easier by providing a helping hand in their time of need.
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