Labor Legacy Delivers Another Breast Care Nurse For Wollongong



Wollongong breast cancer sufferers will be supported and cared for with confirmation that another breast care nurse will join the McGrath Foundation’s network of breast care nurses across Australia, Sharon Bird, Federal Member for Cunningham, said today.

 “The Labor Government was proud to have started this partnership with the McGrath Foundation in 2008,” said Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Health.

 “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.

 Labor committed over $3.5 billion towards detection, prevention and cancer care and support services during the Gillard and Rudd Governments. 

 “I was thrilled to meet with Glen McGrath this morning to hear the great news from the Health Minister that Wollongong was to receive another breast care nurse for the area,” Sharon Bird said.

 “Many local women and their families will benefit from the support that the McGrath Foundation’s nurses provide with the provision of accurate information, support and referral to services.

We congratulate the McGrath Foundation for their dedicated work in raising the profile of breast cancer in Australia and commend them for their commitment,” Catherine King and Sharon Bird concluded.