Children and adolescents with cancer often require lengthy hospital stays and multiple medical procedures, which can be extremely challenging for families.
The Comfort First program, supported by the Good Friday Appeal, aims to reduce the pain, anxiety and distress associated with medical procedures in patients undergoing cancer treatments by utilising a range of age-appropriate techniques.
The program offers:
- preparation and procedural support to newly diagnosed patients
- resources and coaching to parents to enhance their ability to support and advocate for their child
- individual procedural support to patients
- regular assessment of patients’ procedural support needs throughout their treatment.
Posted May 2020