From the moment COUCH was formed in 2006, the groundswell of public support has been overwhelming. With the original vision of its founders as a guide, COUCH’s mission to raise funds and advocate for better cancer services in Far North Queensland continues.
Liz Plummer spoke as a cancer patient reiterating the plight of cancer patients in the Far North. Charles Woodward called for the formation of COUCH – Committee for Oncology Unit Cairns Hospital.
Meeting updated everyone on the progress of COUCH.
Cairns COUCH Ltd was registered as a public company.
Liz Plummer spoke and shared her journey with everyone and four Sub committees were formed: Support, Fundraising, Public Relations and Retreat.
Cairns Cancer Crusade Fundraising Walk and submission sent to Hon. Tony Abbott Minister for Health & Ageing regarding the needs for Radiation Oncology services in Cairns.
The Federal Government gives their commitment of $8.3 million.
COUCH Committee awarded Australia Day Citizen Award by Cairns Regional Council.
Premier Anna Bligh announces Radiation oncology and cancer care unit will be built at Cairns Base Hospital due to open in 2012.
COUCH and FNQHF purchase an Endobronchial Ulstrasound (EBUS) Machine.
Woodward family donates 2.1 hectares of land to COUCH for a Cancer Help & Wellness Centre.
COUCH funds purchase a two Lymphatic Mapping Probes for Cairns Hospital.
Cairns Regional Council approves the sub-division of 100/114 Reservoir Road.
COUCH purchases a shuttle bus to transport patients between departments at the Cairns Base Hospital.
Official opening of the Liz Plummer Cancer Care Centre.
Purchase of a Bioimpedence spectroscopy device and two laser therapy units (L-Dex Machines).
Cancer Help & Wellness Centre Stage 1 Roadworks complete.
COUCH and FNQHF purchase of a PET-CT Scanner for Cairns Hospital.