Oncology pharmacist Julie Adams has been named 2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year.
Adams was recognised for her business, chemo@home, which offers patients the convenience and flexibility of having their cancer treatment in the comfort of their own homes.
The business also provides home infusions for other conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Adams also won the 2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Entrepreneur Award.
Telstra says Adams is an entrepreneur who has developed a product service offering that could revolutionise the patient-centric model.
The impact of travelling to hospital can be daunting for patients and providing a personalised home service is proving a massive success for patients and reducing the overload on hospitals.
Adams says that she has had to innovate, negotiate, collaborate and problem-solve to make chemo@home a reality.
“I love chemo@home because it allows me to provide my patients with high-quality care and respond rapidly to changes in their care requirements,” she says.
“It’s a privilege to get to help people during their time of need.”