Hay BRANCH

Murrumbidgee Region

Assisting our community, locally…

ABOUT US

Can Assist Hay was formed in 1993. We are a hard working fundraising group of volunteers who help provide cancer patients with costs associated with their treatment. Patients from Hay, Ivanhoe, Maude, Carrathool and Boorooban are able to access help with travel, accommodation, medical and medication costs.

Areas Serviced: Booligal, Carrathool, Gunbar, Hay, Hay South, Ivanhoe, Maude, One Tree, Oxley

Financial Assistance

We understand that families struggle to cope with a reduced income as a result of a cancer diagnosis and that they face increased expenses from travel, accommodation and medical costs.

Lilier Lodge

Accommodation Assistance

Lilier Lodge provides accommodation for people undergoing cancer treatment at nearby facilities including the Riverina Cancer Care Centre, Wagga Wagga Base Hospital and Calvary Hospital.

Purpose built by Can Assist and the Cancer Council NSW, with the support of local and regional communities, it is managed by Can Assist. The 21 bed lodge is a warm and supportive home away from home.

Our Supporters

Our Branch would not exist without our members, volunteers and community supporters. We thank them for their contribution.

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2 weeks ago
Can Assist Hay

Can Assist AGM
9th July
10am - Hay Aboriginal Medical Centre
All welcome
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3 weeks ago
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1 month ago
Can Assist Hay

Vicki Meyer, Chair of Can Assist, enjoys connecting with supporters of Can Assist Bathurst and Can Assist Hay who are also attending the LBRCA conference.

The 'Big Theme' as we chat with conference attendees is just how important it is for us all to get checked.

#canassist #lbrca #getchecked
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2 months ago
Can Assist Hay

Thank you to Underdown Productions for their generous donation to Hay Can Assist and their contributions to the Hay community over the past few months. They certainly went out with a bang! 🎇🎆

Donations to Can Assist go directly to locals, helping them to pay costs associated with cancer treatment. MUCH APPRECIATED!
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Thank you to Underdown Productions for their generous donation to Hay Can Assist and their contributions to the Hay community over the past few months.  They certainly went out with a bang! 🎇🎆
Donations to Can Assist go directly to locals, helping them to pay costs associated with cancer treatment.  MUCH APPRECIATED!
2 months ago
Can Assist Hay

An increase in travel and accommodation rebates for patients travelling long distances for treatment “can’t come soon enough” Emma Phillips Executive Director, Can Assist

Health inquiries recommendations do not include nurse-to-patient ratios, the key demand from nurses' strikes

After the release of the regional health inquiry, the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association is encouraging the state government to take heed quickly.
The findings were bleak, showcasing a significant drop in quality of care compared to metropolitan areas.
NSWNMA General Secretary Brett Holmes, said the findings were a shocking indictment.
"On behalf of our members, we certainly want the NSW government to act and repair the holes in health service delivery across all rural and regional areas. A fundamental part of that is addressing the clinical workforce issues," said Mr Holmes.
Nurses and midwives continue long battle for conditions
Dalton says health inquiry recommendations are not enough
"As this inquiry uncovered, there's a myriad of short staffing concerns in regional health settings, which has put unrelenting pressure on nurses and midwives during every shift. The circumstances they face while trying to deliver acute care is unreasonable and, on many occasions, unsafe."
The staffing crisis in hospitals has been known for quite some time, with nurses and midwives striking to draw attention to the huge workloads and poor pay in regional healthcare.
The key demand has been for mandated nurse to patient ratios, a feature notably absent from the inquiries' recommendations.
"While we welcome the committee's recommendation for a workforce review, the urgent implementation of safe staffing ratios is paramount and would help to address these issues," Mr Holmes added.
Cancer support network Can Assist was more pleased with the recommendations from the regional health inquiry.
They particularly emphasised the increase to travel and accommodation rebates after their long campaign for higher rebates.
Can Assist President and Chairwoman Vicki Meyer said that they would continue supporting cancer patients in the regions.
"Can Assist's effectiveness, collaboration and hard work are evident in our submissions, and we have clearly identified the problems, which has vindicated by the Inquiry's findings. Our communities have stepped up and have been finally heard - and Can Assist will continue to fulfil our role in supporting those in need," she said.
Executive director Emma Phillips added.
"Patients are increasingly turning to charities like Can Assist to help fund the charges and, as a result, not-for-profit accommodation facilities and charities are becoming increasingly reliant on fundraising and donations to keep charges from rising further. Which is why an increase in rebates can't come soon enough."
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Accommodation Services

Lilier Lodge
Located in Wagga Wagga, Lilier Lodge provides relaxing and homely accommodation for people undergoing cancer treatment to nearby facilities. They understand the specific needs of cancer patients and their carers.

CONTACT US

Hay

PO Box 236
Hay, NSW 2711
Phone: 0487 795 330
Email: hay@canassist.org.au

Areas Serviced: Booligal, Carrathool, Gunbar, Hay, Hay South, Ivanhoe, Maude, One Tree, Oxley