transport2treatment (t2t) is a no-cost service for patients who otherwise could not get to cancer treatment.
t2t offers a safe and supportive environment for patients. Interaction with other people while travelling to and from treatment can provide reassurance and camaraderie – and an opportunity to share experiences and provide support. This service is made possible by our dedicated and caring volunteer drivers who undertake appropriate training.
The service is funded by Cancer Council Tasmania through public donations and events and the generous sponsorship of DJ Mitsubishi and Telstra Country Wide. Cancer Council Tasmania does not receive government funding to run this service
“The friendship that developed among the patients was very worthwhile and supportive.”
“An excellent service – I really don’t know what we would have done without it. Everyone was helpful and very caring.”
The t2t service operates from Monday to Friday routinely in the North West and South, and in the North by arrangement.
Cancer Council Tasmania works closely with the treatment centres to ensure that patient appointment times are scheduled to minimise waiting times before and after treatment. Bookings are essential as places are limited.
Cancer Council Tasmania recommends patients contact staff at their local treatment centre to make a t2t referral. Advanced notice of treatment dates and times will help to secure your booking.
Quick Facts for 2018/19
60 Volunteer Drivers.
427 Individual clients of which 310 were new clients.
5,110 Treatment appointments attended (an increase of 31% from 2017-18).
154 Towns and suburbs including King and Flinders Islands.
241,000 kilometres travelled.
Interested in becoming a t2t volunteer driver or need to talk to our Coordinator?
For further information about any aspect of our t2t service please contact the Transport Coordinator at Cancer Council Tasmania on 6169 1907.