The Society offers limited and restricted emergency financial assistance to patients, their carers and healthcare professionals.
Assistance is naturally limited to the Society’s ability to fund the ever-increasing requests for help in this area of its work; and by Federal law which restricts the funding of non-Australian citizens.
For all practical purposes, the Society further restricts all forms of direct financial assistance to residents of the State of Queensland. Non-financial assistance remains available to all.
The Gynaecological Cancer Society offers
- financial assistance to patients experiencing severe hardship and distressTo be distressed is to be suffering from mental pain or anguish.
- financial assistance to healthcare professionals through grant-in-aid funding to enhance their clinical skills
The Gynaecological Cancer Society has the ability to provide financial assistance to to patients and their carers currently experiencing severe hardship and distress. The types of assistance available are:
- To provide direct financial assistance to gynaecological cancer patients and their carers in a manner such that their physical and psychological well-being is enhanced to maximise the benefits of clinical treatment. Payment may be made for expenses incurred in travel and accommodation, medical procedures and hospitalisation, rehabilitation, equipment and patient and carer welfare to assist in relieving financial distress.
- To undertake third party negotiations to assist with the relief of the distress, suffering and poverty of Gynaecological cancer patients and their carers.
Direct financial assistance comes in the form of a grant. Applications for financial grants must meet the application criteria, and complete the grant application form available through this site.
The Gynaecological Cancer Society is able to provide financial assistance to healthcare professionals through grant-in-aid funding to enhance their clinical skills. Attached is the application form for this type of grant.