Our Teal Support Program reaches women across Australia, despite COVID-19.
The current pandemic has not stopped the team of ovarian cancer nurses at our Teal Support Program (TSP) from continuing to support women diagnosed with ovarian cancer across Australia using telehealth. With the resilience of our nurses, in May we have been able to provide support to over 60 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the face of COVID-19.
As a free telehealth outreach program, the Teal Support Program has continued to support women throughout their diagnosis and treatment in collaboration with their treating team. Having the service delivered through telehealth has been beneficial to women in rural and regional areas where resources are scarce.
The program has ensured continuity of care and filled a gap in unmet areas of care when women are not visiting their treating team. This has helped them feel less isolated while ensuring they receive the best support and treatment possible.
Dr. Orla McNally is a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Director of Oncology at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She has emphasized the need of the Teal Support Program: “It is great to see that we finally have a resource for women with ovarian cancer similar to that for women with breast cancer."
We are continuing to recruit women diagnosed with ovarian cancer to the program.
To join or enquire further, please contact an ovarian cancer nurse on 1300 660 334 (9am – 5pm AEST), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the Teal Support Program webpage. If you are a health professional, click here.