New patient transport service launches in Townsville

Cancer Council Queensland has launched a new home-to-treatment transport service in Townsville – helping to ease the burden of cancer on locals affected.

The service, Transport to Treatment, will transport cancer patients living in Townsville from their homes to and from cancer treatment, at no cost.  

Townsville now joins Brisbane and Cairns in offering this volunteer delivered transport service to eligible Queenslanders.

On June 11, Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan visited the Townsville office to meet with Transport to Treatment volunteer drivers and encourage local health professionals to refer cancer patients, living in the designated service area and receiving treatment at Townsville Hospital, the Mater Hospital or ICON Cancer Care to utilise the service.

We acknowledge the generosity of 12 kind-hearted local residents who have put up their hand to volunteer as drivers.

The service will run Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm and is subject to availability of volunteers and travelling times.

To learn more about the service, please read the service guidelines or call our information and support line on 13 11 20 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).


Transport to Treatment volunteers Drew, Trevor, Bill and David

Elizabeth and Bill

Anthea, Meaghan and Celene.

Fred and Chris.

Celene and Bill.

Bill, Chris and Elizabeth