Campus to be bowled over by McGrath nurse

Canning MHR Don Randall and Glenn McGrath.
Canning MHR Don Randall and Glenn McGrath.

The nurse will take up the position in the first half of next year.

Canning MHR Don Randall said the nurse would support women diagnosed with breast cancer in the electorate over the next four years.

‘These nurses act as patient advocate, they co-ordinate care not only for women with breast cancer, but also for their families and carers,’ he said.

‘They work to ensure the physical, psychological and emotional needs of those affected by breast cancer are met.

The Federal Government will provide funding for an additional 13 nurses over the next four years on top of the 44 existing Commonwealth funded positions across Australia.

The McGrath Foundation funds another 42 BCN positions.

Mr Randall said the Foundation’s goal was to have 150 specialist nurses across the country.

‘These nurses have already supported around 14,000 Australian families affected by breast cancer and over the next four years will help a similar number,’ Mr Randall said.

The McGrath Foundation was established in 2002 by Glenn McGrath and his late wife Jane after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and died in June 2008.