News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Services now available for Metastatic Patients

Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday 30 October

Sweet Louise Services now available for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Following 12 months of preparation, the Louise Perkins Foundation has launched its Sweet Louise Services to metastatic breast cancer patients in the Auckland area.

Sweet Louise aims to improve the wellbeing of women with breast cancer.

The Louise Perkins Foundation has entered into partnerships with over 40 carefully selected organisations and therapists who are providing Sweet Louise services, free of charge, to eligible patients. The costs of the services are being met by the Louise Perkins Foundation.

Sweet Louise members receive an annual allocation of vouchers (in two six-month amounts) and can choose which of the Sweet Louise services they wish to select. The system has been designed to be totally flexible to enable each woman to meet her specific needs. Sweet Louise Support Co-ordinators are available to provide advice and support if required.

Executive Director of the Foundation Jennifer Clark is excited that the day has arrived and women with metastatic breast cancer can now access Sweet Louise services. “As a breast cancer patient myself, I know the incredible value of these services in improving patient wellbeing. The research community is focussing increasingly on the benefits of strategies that improve quality of life. Our services are complementary to conventional medical treatment and have been carefully selected to deliver the best possible experience for our members.”

Foundation Chairman Scott Perkins adds: “Sweet Louise is a friend to women who need a helping hand. We are doing something unique and innovative. We hope to become a trusted source of information and experiences that help women achieve the best quality of life as they live with their cancer.”

Sweet Louise services are offered in the following key areas:

Sweet Louise Helpers (practical help, including child care, gardening and lawn mowing, handyman services, personal home care, home cleaning services);

Sweet Louise Mind (strategies that may improve emotional wellbeing, including art therapy, counselling, positive mind techniques);

Sweet Louise Body (strategies that may improve physical wellbeing, including exercise, diet, beauty, massage, Reiki).

All metastatic breast cancer patients in the Auckland region are eligible for Sweet Louise services. Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has recurred and spread since initial diagnosis. Patients can get registration forms from their oncologist or GP, register online at www.sweetlouise.co.nz or phone 0800 11 22 77 to have a registration form posted out.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

Negotiations Begin: Equal Conditions For Men & Women In Professional Football

The trade union representing New Zealand's professional footballers has initiated bargaining for an agreement securing equal terms and conditions for men and women. If negotiated, it will be the first agreement of its kind in the world. More>>

ALSO:


New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:


Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland