Hello valued supporters
Thank you for being part of the Sunshine Coast community supporting those touched by cancer.
As many of us know from experience, cancer can happen to anyone. It doesn’t discriminate by age, gender or race. While healthy diets, active lifestyles and low alcohol intake reduce the risk of many types of cancer, it’s also true that fit, healthy people are regularly diagnosed.
In this July update we acknowledge the great work of Bloomhill’s care team, who in the month of June supported more than 400 active clients touched by cancer with almost 1000 episodes of care.
Bloomhill nurses provided more than 340 appointments in June, and our exercise team provided almost 200 sessions including group classes. Bloomhill psychologists and counsellors supported clients with more than 90 sessions last month, and our lymphoedema therapist provided more than 80. Our contractors also provided more than 120 sessions in physiotherapy, reflexology, massage, acupuncture, nutrition and dietetics. Well done team!
Bloomhill is committed to meeting the need for personalised care through a cancer experience, which is sadly increasing with the rate of diagnoses in our region. We’re pleased that some of the changes we’re making to improve efficiency are starting to show in improved client outcomes. With our care model, for example, clients are now being seen by one of our team within four workdays of initial contact. Our nurses are working hard to see more clients every week for assessments and care consultations. To read more about our model of care please see our new website – click here.
The work of our care team is supported by retail teams (including many volunteers) who run our 10 shops and by generous donations from our community. If you have volunteered for us, shopped at our stores, attended an event or made a donation, thank you. We are truly grateful as your generosity helps us enact our passion for supporting those touched by cancer. We are making a positive difference to peoples’ lives every day.
Thank you and stay safe,
Chief Executive Officer
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