Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomes confirmation Wangaratta has been included in an expansion of the Australian Government’s Prostate Cancer Nurses Program.
“So many Australian men and their families have had their lives turned upside down by prostate cancer, so I’m very pleased men in Indi and the North East will have the support of these specialised nurses now and into the future.” Senator McKenzie said.
“The $23 million investment over three years will see prostate cancer nurses placed at health services and cancer services, including Wangaratta,” Senator McKenzie said.
“The Government’s message is clear: men with prostate cancer do not have to face this terrible disease alone.”
Since 2013, this program has funded the recruitment, training and placement of Prostate Cancer Nurse in 29 locations across the country and the Government’s $23 million funding will support existing prostate cancer nurses and place specialist nurses in more than 40 new locations.
Since 2013, the Government has also provided over $84 million in support for prostate cancer research through the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centres, the National Health and Medical Research Council and Cancer Australia.