'Improved access to specialised breast cancer nurses or cancer care coordinators for people with metastatic disease
BCNA welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement in January of $27 million for the McGrath Foundation to train 41 additional breast care nurses over the next four years, including 30 nurses dedicated to supporting Australians with metastatic breast cancer. BCNA and the McGrath Foundation had been lobbying for new government funding to provide more metastatic breast care nurses across the country.
In 2019, BCNA will continue to lobby for increased access to specialised breast care nurses or cancer care coordinators.'
Seems this decision to remove the breadth care nurses goes directly against this statement. @Kirsten_BCNA can you advise how the decision to remove these nurses is in accordance with BCNA advocacy please?
Also I note in the 2019 annual report there were 13000 calls to the helpline and 1/3 of those calls were for a breast care nurse so I would like your comments on that and the recent decisions that were made. I don't understand how it can now be said that the nurses for calls are not needed if 1/3 of the calls went to the nurses.
Please don't let bnca become about jobs for those internally rather than services for members. Sometimes charities loose their way when members stop being front and centre.