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Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Service

Movember Funding to Date

AUD 3,600,000

What we seek to achieve

To trial a national program of Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses working within the hospital system to provide supportive care for men affected by prostate cancer.

Country
Australia
Implemented by
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Project start date
May 2012
Project Status
Project Completed

About the project


This was a free service for men with prostate cancer and carers. The nurses were in regional, rural and metropolitan hospitals across Australia. The nurses were employed directly by their host hospital as part of a program run by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). Nurses provided quality, tailored care to men with prostate cancer and their carers to better meet their information and support needs. An evaluation has been completed which measured how effective the service was in delivering care to those affected by prostate cancer.

This project initially funded the placement of 12 Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses in all States and Territories across Australia. 10 positions are currently receiving ongoing funding through the employing hospital. The program has been expanded by PCFA to included other sites funded through other sources. Currently there are 25 Nurses participating in this program nationally.

An additional $6.7 million was provided by the Federal Government to PCFA to fund additional nurses to be part of the PCFA Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Service. Community based funding initiatives have also enabled the program to expand. 

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