Your home away from home by the sea
Welcome to GenesisCare Lodge
Your home away from home in Perth
When you are unwell, the last place you probably want to be is away from home. Having tirelessly assisted patients as a volunteer throughout much of her life, Jo Holding understands this more than most. It was the driving force behind her vision to transform her home into a lodge for patients – a safe place where people requiring accommodation closer to treatment services could come and relax.
Jo contacted GenesisCare for assistance. With the help of some amazing people and generous businesses, GenesisCare set about bringing the vision to life.
Joondalup – Shenton House (Oncology)
Joondalup – Shenton House (Oncology) is a cancer day hospital where the most recent developments in radiation oncology, medical oncology and exercise are incorporated into patient care through a multidisciplinary approach. Patients are holistically managed from diagnosis through to treatment, ensuring that all therapeutic options are carefully investigated and explained.
The centre is located at:
Shenton House, Level 3
57 Shenton Avenue
Joondalup, WA 6027
Phone: 1300 977 062
Genesis CancerCare Lodge is a two-storey, boutique property with four comfortable rooms. Each room accommodates two people, enabling a family member or carer to stay with the patient, if desired.
- Two twin rooms (2 x king single beds)
- One king room (1 x king size bed)
- One room for patients with reduced mobility (2 x king single beds)
Each room is equipped
- Ensuite bathroom
- Bar fridge
- Tea & coffee making facilities
- Split-system air-conditioning
- Towels and bed linen
Living and kitchen areas
- Gas fireplace
- Comfortable lounges
- Communal dining table
- Large kitchen with all modern appliances
- Relaxing outdoor terrace
- with barbecue facilities
There is plenty of free, on-site car parking.
For eligible Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) patients undergoing treatment with GenesisCare, accommodation is free. The Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) provides a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for eligible patients and their approved escort (usually a carer or family member), who are required to travel a long distance to access certain categories of specialist medical services (including Telehealth). The PATS subsidy covers the full cost of accommodation – there is no fee. For more information about the PATS, speak to your GP or visit: wacountry.health.wa.gov.au
GenesisCare subsidises the ongoing operational and administrative costs of the Lodge. For eligible PATS patients not undergoing treatment with GenesisCare, there is a $10* out-of pocket fee per night applicable to both the patient and their escort. For people who do not meet the PATS criteria, the room rate is $140* per night.
While all patients are most welcome, those undergoing treatment with GenesisCare at Shenton House in Joondalup are given first priority. Rooms are usually available.
*Fees are subject to change.
Everything is provided apart from food, toiletries and your own personal items.
You are welcome to cook and store your own food in the fully equipped kitchen. An IGA supermarket is a short drive from the Lodge.
For GenesisCare patients, a volunteer operated and free transport service is available between the Lodge, Perth Airport and GenesisCare’s Shenton House in Joondalup. If you require transport, please contact the Lodge in advance.