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Funding to help deliver greater accommodation options for cancer patients

Macquarie Home Stay 704x396.jpgWith demand for accommodation outstripping supply, Macquarie Home Stay is set to start construction on 26 new units to house patients and their families attending the Western Cancer Centre in Dubbo.

Winning the latest round of the #GreaterCentralWest Community Funding Program sees Macquarie Home Stay receive $2,000, that will be put towards this vital project.

Macquarie Home Stay Managing Director, Rod Crowfoot, said patients from across regional NSW are travelling to Dubbo for life saving cancer treatment.

“The Western Cancer Centre is a fabulous facility that enables people to access world-class cancer treatment closer to home than ever before,” Rod said.

“But that still means people coming from a wide area, so Macquarie Home Stay is there to answer these key questions: Where do I stay and how can I afford it?

“They require somewhere affordable and appropriate, which is why we are building 26 units that will be a mix of family, two- and one-bed units with communal living and kitchen areas that will provide a safe and comfortable place for patients and their support team to stay.

“This is a massive undertaking, with construction to commence next month and completion due in early 2024.

“Every contribution makes a difference, so we’d like to thank Greater Bank for the chance to take part in the #GreaterCentralWest Community Funding Program and for helping us provide the place those people will call home for the four to six weeks of treatment.”

Macquarie Home Stay Managing Director, Rod Crowfoot

Greater Bank’s Central West Regional Sales Manager, Will Boyd, said people dealing with serious illness shouldn’t have to worry about accommodation.

“Macquarie Home Stay takes care of some of the logistics for people undergoing cancer treatment, allowing them and their supporters to focus on themselves,” Will said.

“We hope our small contribution can help alleviate the pressure and lead to improved health outcomes.”

Runners up in the May round, Drama Club Dubbo and Bathurst Old Boys Rugby Team, receive $500 each.

A further $3,000 on offer in the June round of the program, with Perthville Development Group, Dubbo’s Ignite Gymnastics Club and Friends of Orange Botanic Gardens in the running as our monthly nominees.

The public can vote online at from 9.00am Monday 5 June until 5.00pm Wednesday 28 June, 2023.

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