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Under Our Roof is a home away from home for country cancer patients and their families. The accommodation is located in Adelaide, South Australia.
Undergoing treatment for cancer can be hard at the best of times – having to leave your home and community for treatment in the city can be even more challenging. That’s why The Hospital Research Foundation has built two very special homes to give you and your family a safe and comfortable place to stay, rest and heal.
Completed in 2015, the homes have been named after two major project supporters and sponsors of Mercer SuperCycle – Mercer House and Bendigo Bank House.
This special accommodation in Adelaide for country cancer patients is made up of two three bedroom homes with with built in robes; two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen/ living area as well as a separate lounge room.
Designed and built by award winning builder Scott Salisbury Homes the houses are fully air-conditioned and can comfortably sleep a family of up to six with hypoallergenic pillows and quilts provided.
Each home has a covered internal courtyard and private rear garden which is accessed via large stackable sliding doors. There is off street parking, garaging for two cars, monitored security and free access to WiFi.
The Under Our Roof homes are available to cancer patients required to travel to Adelaide for treatment from South Australia, the Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales.
The Hospital Research Foundation is an approved provider through the following schemes: SA PATS, Victoria VPTAS, NSW IPTAAS and NT PATS.
For country cancer patients and their families, the cost is $40 per night. If you are eligible for PATS (South Australian Patient Assistance Transport Scheme) and have a current health care or pension card, this cost will be fully covered.
If you are eligible for PATS but don’t hold one of the above cards there will be a once off $40 charge, payable on arrival, to cover the first night’s accommodation (in line with current PATS requirements).
For your convenience The Hospital Research Foundation is able to ‘bulk-bill’ PATS directly on your behalf for your stay. Please ask your GP and cancer specialist to assist you with PATS requirements and forms.
You can find out more about PATS at
*There is no extra cost for additional members of your family.
The PATS scheme has been developed to subsidise the unavoidable costs for residents in country areas who are required to travel into the city to receive specialist medical services or treatments.
The following guidelines have been developed in consultation with the Country Health South Australia’s PATS scheme:
You can find out more about PATS at: http://www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au/Services/PatientAssistanceTransportSchemePATS
Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting us at 08 8244 1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
The Under Our Roof accommodation has been fully furnished to make your stay in Adelaide as comfortable and well-appointed as possible. Each stylish kitchen features quality crockery, cutlery, drinkware and cookware.
A basic linen package is available through the Foundation at a cost of $20 per stay. This package must be booked ahead of your stay and is not covered by PATS.
Depending on availability, the Adelaide homes have been designed for cancer patients and their families to stay for longer periods of 7 days or more.
The Under Our Roof homes for cancer patients are located in Adelaide at 30 Nicholls Tce, Woodville West – close to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital(TQEH) and less than 8kms from the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH).
Ambassador & cancer survivor Jenni Eyles walks you through the comfortable, family-friendly homes, close to two of South Australia’s leading cancer treatment hospitals.
The need for more dedicated housing like Under Our Roof continues. We hope you will join us as our planning gets underway for the second Under Our Roof project in Adelaide’s inner suburbs near the new RAH. If you or your company would like to become an Under Our Roof sponsor or supporter, or join Mercer SuperCycle as a cyclist or volunteer please contact us on 08 8244 1100. You can also make a secure online donation via our website by clicking here. You’ll be helping us to get the community spirit flowing and assisting country patients going through a tough time away from their homes and support networks.
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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