A focus on the Isolated Patient Travel and Accommodation Scheme (IPTAAS) in collaboration with the Regional Not for Profit Accommodation Providers Group (RAPG)

We write to table the views of the seven members of the Regional not-for-profit Accommodation Providers Group (RAPG) who provide accommodation for patients and carers across Regional and Rural NSW, and the views of Cancer Assistance Patients Network (Can Assist) – the largest cancer support group for all residents outside of metropolitan NSW. The RAPG provides a critical gateway to the major hospitals in rural/regional NSW, operating north to the Queensland border, south to the Victorian border and west through to Orange and Dubbo. Can Assist is a grass roots charity that operates in 55 rural and remote locations across the State with the single-minded purpose of helping country people pay the extra bills associated with accessing cancer treatment.

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