More Australian breast cancer patients and their families will be supported and cared for with the confirmation today that 13 more breast care nurses will join the McGrath Foundation’s growing network across Australia.
“The Labor Government was proud to have started this partnership with the McGrath Foundation in 2008,” Shadow Minister for Health, the Hon Catherine King, said today.
“Breast care nurses provide critical practical care and emotional support to women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families, and the funding we announced in this year’s Budget will bring the extra 13 nurses to communities in need.
“Jane McGrath was a visionary and her tireless work on breast cancer awareness raising and fundraising efforts should be celebrated today.”
While in office, Labor committed over $3.5 billion towards detection, prevention and cancer care and support services.
“We are proud of the action we took in fighting cancer, and Australian cancer patients now have the best overall survival rates in the world.”
Ms King said that funding important research, programs and treatment for cancer in Australia was a priority for the Labor Party in Government, and will remain so in Opposition.
“I congratulate the McGrath Foundation for their dedicated work in raising the profile of breast cancer in Australia and commend them for their commitment.”