SW Cancer Accommodation Centre
Located at Bethanie Seasons
68 Kambany Approach
SW Cancer Accommodation
PO Box 5007
Bunbury WA 6230
Some patients may need to stay in the Bunbury area for several weeks while receiving cancer treatment.
The South West Cancer Accommodation Centre provides patients with a comfortable home-away-from-home, including onsite car parking, during a course of radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment at the South West Health Campus in Bunbury.
The 15 motel-style rooms include a mix of rooms, some containing twin singles and others containing queen beds, each equipped with:
- Air conditioning
- Ensuite bathroom
- Free Internet
- Kitchenette including mini fridge
- Tablet PC
- Telephone (billed)
Wheelchair accessible rooms are available upon request.
Self-catering, communal facilities include a kitchen, dining room, and laundry, as well as 3 lounge areas. Outdoor paved space and gardens for patients offer a place to relax and share their experiences. However, please note that nursing and care service are NOT provided.
SW Cancer Accommodation Brochure
Photos of the SW Cancer Accommodation Centre
The Centre is co-located within the Bethanie Group’s Dalyellup Aged Care Precinct. Guests have access to the Bethanie multi auditorium including: function room, kitchen and barbecue facilities, and social activities such as pool, table tennis, darts and bocce.
Transport to and from the facility is the responsibility of the patient.
A bus stop is located adjacent to the facility.
Taxis are available to the SWHC. Liaise with your treatment provider and other residents to share the trip.
Patients eligible for Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS
) or who are determined by a social worker to be experiencing hardship may apply to access the Accommodation Centre.
A person meeting the criteria to access these services, will be treated equally on a ‘first in, first served’ basis.
The Scheme provides permanent country residents in a WA Country Health Service region with financial assistance when travelling more than 100km to access the nearest eligible medical specialist service.
Given advanced notice, PATS may be invoiced directly on your behalf. PATS will cover in full the listed prices.
It is expected that patients living within 100km of SWHC will remain in their home for the duration of treatment. A person living within 100km of SWHC may be considered for access to the SW Cancer Accommodation Centre under Hardship Criteria provided that:
There is a reasonable belief that due to exceptional circumstances of a social, financial or environmental nature, a person’s treatment may be compromised by denying them access to the SW Cancer Accommodation Centre. If you believe you meet these criteria, please contact your Social Worker to be assessed and to determine your level of subsidy.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Gold Repatriation Health Card and White Repatriation for Specific Conditions Health Card holders may also be covered for the cost of this accommodation. If cover is approved DVA will be invoiced directly on your behalf.
For patients not able to access the SW Cancer Accommodation, an Accommodation Guide
containing a list of alternative commercial accommodation in Bunbury is provided.
Steps to Check-In
Steps to check-in
1. Eligibility Referral
GP or health professional sends patient referral to PATS or Social Worker for assessment for accommodation assistance.
2. Book Appointment
Patient books their medical appointment or treatment.
3. Reservation Form
Patient completes a SW Cancer Accommodation Booking Form and Code of Conduct either online
or by downloading
4. Reservation Receipt (subject to approval)
St John of God Bunbury Hospital will check room availability and provide a reservation receipt which will be valid pending eligibility approval from PATS or Social Worker.
5. Inform PATS
Patient must inform PATS of reservation details and requests a purchase order number to be sent to the accommodation.
6. Confirmation Receipt (including check-in details)
Once details are received from PATS/Social Worker, booking confirmation and check in details will be issued.
- In most circumstances, patients and carers will be eligible for a subsidy which will cover most or all of the accommodation cost. An outline of fees for the service is detailed below. COST PER NIGHT: Cancer Patient (1st person) = $60, Carer (2nd person) = $15, Carer whilst patient hospitalised = $60.
- Subsidy may be available from PATS, DVA or St John of God Bunbury Hospital