February 6, 2014

Federal Budget 2014-15 Submission

Lung Foundation Australia is seeking funding for a two-year pilot program to provide Lung Cancer Nurses as part of the 2014-15 Federal Budget.

While grateful for the steps taken by the Australian Government to support people with cancer in recent years, Lung Foundation Australia believes there is a vital need for lung cancer specific nurses to improve outcomes and reduce the burden on the overall health bill.

The recommended pilot focusses on placing Lung Cancer Nurses in hospitals which have specialist lung cancer services, leading to:

  • minimised delay in referral from primary care (GP)
  • timely access to diagnosis, treatment and care
  • improved patient outcomes

To read our full submission before Budget Night on Tuesday 14th May, please click here

Please show your support for this essential community initiative by sending letters or emails of endorsement by April to:

 

The Hon Peter Dutton MP The Hon Joe Hockey
Minister for HealthPO Box 6022Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Peter.Dutton.MP@aph.gov.au

TreasurerPO Box 6022Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

J.Hockey.MP@aph.gov.au