CCA has accommodation available to support country/interstate families who are required to travel to Adelaide to undergo treatment at the Women's & Children's Hospital. Additionally respite accommodation is available for all families who have a child with cancer. All accommodation is provided to member families free of charge.
Michael Rice Units
CCA provides accommodation to country/interstate families, whilst their child is undergoing treatment at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide. The 4 'Michael Rice' Units are conveniently located close to the WCH in Prospect and are available to families for as long as required whilst their child remains on treatment. Families are also eligible to stay in the units if required to travel for medical appointments.
Accommodation at the Michael Rice Units is arranged through the Social Work team at the Women's and Children's Hospital.
Respite Accommodation (Bradley's Place)
In 1991, Neil and Robyn Walker lost one of their twins, Bradley, to cancer at the age of four. The Walker's experience helped them to realise how important support systems were for other families facing a similar situation and subsequently became actively involved in supporting the work of the Childhood Cancer Association.
In 2004, with the funds raised by the Walkers and their fundraising group (The Six State Challenge Team) Bradley's Place was opened. Located at Inman Valley, the house is perfectly located close to great beaches, Granite Island, Greenhills Adventure Park, Urimbirra Wildlife Park and the Steam Ranger and all in reasonable proximity to Adelaide.
The completion of the project, aptly named 'Bradley's Place', means that children with cancer and their families now have a special place, a peaceful haven away from some of the stresses and demands that come with this life changing illness.
Families who have a child with cancer, and families who have lost a child to cancer are eligible to stay at Bradley's Place throughout the year. Some conditions do apply.
Features of Bradley's Place include:
For further information about booking Bradley's Place, please contact Family Service on (08) 8239 2211.