West Perth oncology pharmacist named 2016 Telstra WA Business Woman


Minister for Small business Sean L'Estrange with last year's WA winner Angie Paskevicius congratulate Julie Adams with Telstra Regional Director Janet Barnes.
Minister for Small business Sean L'Estrange with last year's WA winner Angie Paskevicius congratulate Julie Adams with Telstra Regional Director Janet Barnes.

WEST Perth oncology pharmacist Julie Adams has been named the 2016 Telstra WA Business Woman at the 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards for her work in cancer care.

The doctor also received the 2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Entrepreneur award for her business chemo@home.

The business, which was established three years ago, offers patients the convenience to have cancer treatment in their own home.

Dr Adams said winning the award was a fantastic surprise and helped to give the business more of a public profile.

She said she was inspired by improving patient’s treatment experience and their quality of life.

“Having treatment at home helps alleviate stress for patients, and there is a lot of information to support those patients who have treatment at home benefit from it,” she said.

“A lot of people aren’t aware you can have this treatment in your home and that it’s available to patients having most treatments.”

The business also provides at home infusions for other conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Ms Adams said chemo@home was only available to patients with private health cover.

“Currently chemo@home is only available for patients with private health insurance, but we are currently in negotiations with the State Government to try and make it available to public patients who require treatment,” she said.