The Foundation’s transport service provides an invaluable lifeline for local cancer patients needing urgent treatment in hospital.
Gold Coast Hospital Foundation funds and administers the Cancer Patient Transport Service for local cancer patients to help take the worry out of getting to and from hospital for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, tests and appointments. This vital service makes approximately 6,500 important journeys to hospital each year, helping 1,500 cancer patients across the Gold Coast who are too ill to drive or unable to afford transport.
Former Gold Coast Mayor, the late Ron Clarke, established the service in 2009 in memory of his daughter Monique who passed away from cancer. The Foundation proudly took over the management and funding of the Cancer Patient Transport Service in July 2015.
The service is 100 percent funded by the Foundation and represents our largest financial commitment of close to $250,000 per year. This much-needed service is supported by the community and our valued corporate partners. The Foundation acknowledges and thanks these partners for their generous contributions and support.
The Cancer Patient Transport Service operates Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 5.30pm. If you or someone you know has cancer, is receiving hospital treatment, and would like to use this transport please ask their oncologist to refer them by calling (07) 5526 5288.
This service is proudly supported by:
- City of Gold Coast
- Icon Cancer Care
- Thrifty Car Rental
- Dry July
- Gold Coast Health
- James Frizelle Charitable Foundation
- Cancer Sisters
- Bulk Fuel Australia
- Volunteering Gold Coast
- Gold Coast Titans
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