Daniela - A Myeloma Nurse Practitioner

Daniela has been a nurse at The Alfred for the past 20 years and has provided care for many cancer patients during that time. She is passionate about caring for myeloma patients in all aspects of their treatment phase, ensuring their needs are met for a positive patient and carer experience. One aspect of Daniela’s role is coordinating stem cell transplants for her myeloma patients.

She has seen first-hand the huge difference that Dry July funding makes to her myeloma patients. Many of these patients are going through some of the toughest times in their lives and living rurally or regionally, which means they have additional financial, emotional and transport pressures. The accommodation provided using the Dry July funding means that select regional and rural patients have the first phase of their transplant as an outpatient in The Alfred's outpatient centre. The accommodation is their home away from home for a short period, taking a five-minute walk to the hospital from the accommodation for appointments until their admission day.

“The support from Dry July means we can ensure that myeloma patients that need accommodation are not disadvantaged by their location of residence which reduces additional worries at such a challenging time,” Daniela said.

Join us this Dry July and help The Alfred continue to support people affected by cancer. Programs funded through Dry July include the patient accommodation, a music therapy program for patients and loved ones affected by cancer, helping them explore and express difficult emotions. With your support we hope to be able to continue to fund these amazing programs again this year.

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