BreaCan has received a grant of $40,000 from the Department of Health to contribute to the resourcing of conducting the Bridge of Support pilot program in partnership with the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). This innovative program, is providing support to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Each week, BreaCan volunteers are available to talk to women undergoing chemotherapy, surgery or attending the outpatient clinic. The trained volunteers have each experienced cancer and by drawing on these experiences, they can make a remarkable difference to the health and wellbeing of women with a breast cancer.
A mid term review of the program is underway and BreaCan is currently receiving evaluation questionnaires back from women who have accessed the service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.