Living with children's cancer

Using hospital services and support teams

The treatment and support team at the hospital is there to help you, your child and your family. Don't be scared to ask them questions. There is no such thing as a ‘silly’ question.

Every family is different, and it's important that you let the team know about your situation, such as:

  • whether you need to travel a long way for appointments
  • whether you need accommodation or have specific needs (disability)
  • what your family and support networks are like
  • whether you need culturally or language specific information. 

Hospital staff have dealt with every kind of family situation. If you let them know your situation throughout your child's cancer journey, they can help you in the best way possible.

Ask your child’s treatment team about the hospital services available for your family, and how to access them.

The section called The treatment team has further information about the various health professionals and support people to meet the needs of your child and you.

The section called Where to find support has further information about national consumer organisations and peak community-funded organisations.