We focus on the person not the disease
Throughout the personal cancer journey of our Founder, Crystal Howrie, she learnt so many things, such as there is a radiation bus that leaves from Peel hospital each day to bring patients up to Perth and drop them off at their relevant hospital for their blasting and then pick them up to go back down.
Whilst this is a wonderful offering it got her thinking about other remote areas and she discovered there is very little cancer centres so people have to come to Perth, leave their families and on occasions, be by themselves during that journey. She became concerned when some women chose not to have treatment from regional areas because they didn’t want to be separated from their children for any length of time. Whilst this is both humbling and extremely sad, she felt for sure there was a way to improve this process?
By teaming up with the professional services of [email protected], Blue Dot Army has created Blue Dot Hotels which offers an ‘at home’ nurturing environment for the cancer treatment, administered by a registered nurse. The language even changes from a ‘patient’ to a ‘guest’ and with a compromised immune system, you can avoid hospital waiting rooms and remove any stress of parking.
Blue Dot Hotels is looking to expand this service across Australia to give all regional people on a cancer journey an alternative to in-hospital treatment.