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The Hospital Research Foundation’s Under Our Roof project is providing accommodation for country cancer patients receiving treatment at hospitals in South Australia.
The idea for Under Our Roof was born from an issue vocalised by clinicians that cancer patients from rural areas have limited family accommodation options when needing to travel to Adelaide for treatment. Finding a place to stay close to the hospital during treatment periods is one of the major stressors for country patients.
Having suitable accommodation and family members close by we hope will help improve the level of comfort for many country cancer patients at a crucial time. The unique part of Under Our Roof is that the homes built are designed specifically for families, allowing patients to have the all-important support networks around them, which ultimately aids in recovery and comfort when going through cancer treatment.
Are you a patient or family member interested in booking?
Under Our Roof is the only subsidised family-sized accommodation for country cancer patients near The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and just 8kms from the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
In the 2016/2017 year, THRF’s Under Our Roof accommodation provided a home away from home for country cancer patients and their families for 325 days of the year!
Check out the 2016/2017 Under Our Roof Impact Report.
The first Under Our Roof project – 30 Nicholls Terrace Woodville West is very close to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, one of South Australia’s busiest cancer treatment centres. It also has the State’s largest Breast Cancer Clinic. Each year more than 15,000 patients receive cancer treatments in the Day Centre alone.
Before Under Our Roof, there was no short stay accommodation in the western suburbs for families. The first project features two three bedroom homes for patients and their families to stay.
THRF has a long standing relationship with multi-award winning builder Scott Salisbury Homes who built the first two Under Our Roof homes.
The homes have been specifically designed to cater for families and those who may be feeling unwell. Both homes feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan kitchen/ living as well as a separate lounge area.
The first two homes were opened in September 2015.
Take a look inside the Under Our Roof homes which were launched in September 2015 – a major milestone for all involved in fundraising for this project.
You can make a donation to Under Our Roof by visiting the donation page. We are currently in the process of fundraising for the second Under Our Roof project, so your support is vital to ensure we can build more much-needed accommodation for country cancer patients.
Spread the word about this wonderful project to your friends and family! They may wish to make a donation too.
For more information on the different ways you can make a lasting contribution to the lives of cancer patients through Under Our Roof please get in touch with Fiona via (08) 7002 0815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to help create a home away from home for country cancer patients?
The completion of these homes means country patients can pack up their lives and families and feel nurtured in a home environment close to treatment, it’s what we would all want and need if we were placed in the same difficult position.
This project would not have been possible without our very generous sponsors and supporters who have helped The Hospital Research Foundation make the first Under Our Roof homes a reality.
We would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their generosity and commitment to this wonderful community project.
These South Australian individuals and companies have lent their care and support to a vital community project that will help country patients and families in a time of need. Please help us recognise their generosity and build a network of caring companies by putting your business their way. Thank you.
Still grieving the loss of his loving father who passed away from prostate cancer at the age of 94, 68-year-old John Murray found himself diagnosed with the same heartbreaking disease in June last year. read more
Loving mother of five, 33-year-old Felicity Plew and her husband Simon’s world came crashing down when she was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma, an aggressive and currently incurable brain cancer. read more
Patients undergoing cancer treatment and their families will soon have a new home-away-from-home in Bowden, Adelaide thanks to The Hospital Research Foundation’s (THRF) latest Under Our Roof project and Mercer SuperCycle. read more
Eric Young is one of 50 SuperCyclists who is riding 1000km over seven days across rural South Australia to raise vital funds for The Hospital Research Foundation’s Under Our Roof project, providing accommodation for country cancer patients and their families who need to travel to Adelaide for treatment. read more
While receiving radiation treatment for his advanced localised prostate cancer, Paul Fennell from Whyalla spent over seven weeks in The Hospital Research Foundation’s (THRF) Under Our Roof homes. read more
When mother of one Francesca was diagnosed with breast cancer her first concern was for the welfare of her young family as she faced commuting from their hometown of Ceduna to Adelaide for treatment. Thankfully The Hospital Research Foundation’s Under Our Roof project was there to be a haven for Francesca and her family. read more
Separated from her loving husband and three beautiful children while braving treatment for breast cancer, Karla O’Neill from Whyalla found comfort in a house to call home - The Hospital Research Foundation’s Under Our Roof Project. read more
Families staying at the Under Our Roof homes will be cooking up a storm thanks to the generosity of local South Australian organisation, G-Fresh. read more
It was a record year for Mercer SuperCycle 2016 with 69 cyclists and 22 support crew participating in a cycling challenge across some of the most stunning parts of rural South Australia. read more