In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000

Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call


Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Yvonne Cuschieri OAM

2016 - ACT Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

The ‘founding mother’ of the Cancer Support Group, Yvonne Cuschieri has provided financial support and friendship to more than 30,000 cancer sufferers and their families over the past three decades. Yvonne’s vocation began in 1985, when she raised funds to send 13 teenagers with cancer to a CanTeen camp.

It wasn’t long before social workers were knocking on her door on behalf of other families needing help and Yvonne began hosting support group meetings in her dining room. From humble beginnings, the Cancer Support Group now assists around 700 patients at any one time with money for treatment and ongoing living expenses.

Yvonne is always known for always putting others first, but her desire to help others affected by cancer comes from a deeply personal space. After fighting her own battle with lung cancer, she lost her son to a brain tumour in 2013. This personal pain has made Yvonne even more determined to support others when cancer turns their lives upside down.

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