Kevin has his telehealth consultations from his ute in country Victoria while Graham and his partner completed their dream trip around Australia while still being treated at Peter Mac. Discover their Telehealth stories.
Sitting in his ute in country Australia, Kevin can talk face-to-face with his doctor at Peter Mac in Melbourne using telehealth.
Kevin, a semi-retired rice farmer and wool classer, has been coming to Peter Mac for the past nine years – meaning regular long trips into the city. But he’s recently started using telehealth, a service that allows patients to connect with Peter Mac by video from anywhere there is a computer, iPad, tablet or smart phone with internet.
Working as a wool classer on remote sheep properties in the “back blocks of Australia”, Kevin would normally have to spend an entire day or more travelling to-and-from Melbourne.
“It saved me something like 3000km round trip, so instead of a 12 or 15-hour day I can do it in ten minutes on a video call from home.” Kevin says. “The convenience of it is amazing.”
When Graham and his partner Jenny had to cancel their round Australia trip yet again, their treating team at Peter Mac agreed to work with them to get them on the road regardless. Over the next 6 months, the team liaised closely with Jenny and health services throughout Australia to ensure Graham got the treatment he needed. Through regular blood tests, blood transfusions and telehealth consultations back to Melbourne, Graham and Jenny were able to continue with their life dream while still on active cancer treatment.
Telehealth is available to anyone when clinically appropriate
- Ask your Peter Mac doctor, Patient Navigator or nurse
- Or email us