Call for Lymphoedema garment subsidy scheme

CALL FOR LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENT SUBSIDY SCHEME

Lymphoedema is a chronic lifelong condition, which can develop after various types of cancer, that requires the use of bulky compression garments to make daily life more comfortable.

The cost of these garments can range from $200-$3,500 a year - a significant cost burden upon people recovering from cancer.

South Australia is the only state in Australia that does not subsidise these garments.

In 2018, Troy called on the State Government to introduce a subsidy scheme for these garments, to ensure the thousands of South Australians that live with this condition can access garments to manage the condition.

Mount Gambier breast cancer survivor Dulcie Hoggan (pictured) kindly allowed Troy to share her personal story, including living with the condition for a number of years, with State Parliament.

Due to Troy's advocacy of this issue, an advisory group has been established to help develop a lymphoedema scheme and garment subsidy service for South Australia.

As your voice in State Parliament, Troy values your thoughts and opinions. Contact him at mtgambier@parliament.sa.gov.au to share your views or share this campaign via the links below.