New app on World Cancer Day
On World Cancer Day 2019, public hospital Calvary Mater Newcastle, the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District, unveiled its new cancer app, CANcierge. In one convenient place, the app provides easily accessible, relevant and reliable information to help navigate cancer care at Calvary Mater Newcastle. There are links to community groups, and information about treatment and amenities at Calvary Mater as well as links to services and resources to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer related illnesses. Associate Professor Craig Gedye, Medical Oncology Staff Specialist, said, “Being told you have cancer is a life-changing moment, where you are transported to an unexpected place, with foreign customs and an unknown language. Inspired by the experiences of the patients we serve, Calvary Mater Newcastle has developed this app as a concierge to help people living with cancer navigate this unplanned detour in their lives.” The CANcierge app was developed with the financial assistance of the Calvary Mater Newcastle Auxiliary and can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or via Google Play.