In 2012, Little Heroes Foundation pledged $2 million towards the new Michael Rice Centre for Haematology and Oncology at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital. This state-of-the-art clinical treatment facility delivers comprehensive cancer and blood disorder services for infants, children and young people up to 18 years of age.
The Michael Rice Centre cares for children from South Australia, Broken Hill, the Northern Territory and Western areas of Victoria who require investigation and treatment of haematological disorders. This includes some cancers such as brain tumours and diseases requiring bone marrow transplantation, as well as a variety of blood disorders.
The Michael Rice Centre for Haematology and Oncology offers a number of services to children from across the Australia, including:
• An outpatient treatment centre for ongoing management, supportive care and day treatment
• Dedicated inpatient ward for acute care
• Psychological and support services
• Palliative care and bereavement support
• Education for parents/families and health professionals
• Clinical research and clinical trials
• Community support links including school visiting program
• Autologous and sibling allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
• Therapeutic apheresis service
• Paediatric, adolescent and women's consultative service
For more information about the Michael Rice Centre for Haematology and Oncology, click here.