State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has today announced that the fourth annual Caloundra’s Biggest Morning Tea will serve as an important opportunity to discuss the future of cancer care in the region.
Next month Mr McArdle will be joined by the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific in hosting the popular morning tea fundraiser for the Cancer Council, which will feature a number of notable guest speakers.
“While this event is always an enjoyable morning out for our community, it is also a valuable opportunity to look at where we are heading in terms of cancer treatment and support services here on the Sunshine Coast” Mr McArdle said.
“We will be hosting three guest speakers and potently they will provide us with three perspectives of what it means to receive a cancer diagnose in this region. We will be hearing from a cancer survivor, the medical community and from the Cancer Council who provide additional services that support patients during their treatment.” Mr McArdle said.
Mr McArdle said that with the opening of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital, overwhelming the majority of local cancer patients will receive all their cancer care on the Sunshine Coast.
“This state-of-the-art facility will allow for the development of tertiary level cancer care. That means for the very first time there will be radiation therapy available on site in a public hospital on the Coast. The expanded range of cancers that will be treated will make a huge difference to cancer patients and their carers who currently have to travel to Brisbane.” Mr McArdle said.
“With 3362 new cancer diagnosis on the Sunshine Coast last year, it is important to know that most of these patients will not be required to travel further afield for their treatments. It’s a big step in our region supporting our own.”
Caloundra’s Biggest Morning tea will be held on Friday 26th May from 9:30am at the CCSA Hall at 1 Nutley Street Caloundra. Entry will be by gold coin donation and RSVPs can be made online or by contacting the Caloundra Electorate Office on 07 5329 4100 before 19 May.