Cancer Council Victoria aims to support the community as much as possible during this challenging time.
Through our 13 11 20 telephone service, Cancer Council’s cancer nurses provide information and support services to anyone affected by cancer, including patients, carers, family, friends, workplaces or health professionals. They can also be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our nurses are well-placed to support people who have general concerns around COVID-19, including patients who may have recently completed treatment or are in follow-up, as well as carers and family members. They can also advise about other services available from government and non-profit organisations across the state.
Our nurses are available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
To read more about cancer and COVID-19 visit: www.cancervic.org.au/get-support/covid-19.
Twelve staff and students from Cancer Council Victoria’s Cancer Epidemiology Division (which runs the ABC Study) have been seconded to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) COVID-19 Intelligence Team. This team is responsible for preparing data and reports for government ministers and departments, as well as outside organisations like Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria. These include the daily updates we all see in numbers of new and active cases by region, as well as hospitalisations and admission to ICU. The DHHS Intelligence Team also identifies clusters and outbreaks, and evaluates scientific studies that relate to the pandemic to advise on topics such as the value of wearing masks. Our staff have been warmly received at DHHS and have enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of this important public health response. (Pictured: CED Staff working in the DHHS Data and Reporting Team.)
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