Home-based cancer care entrepreneur named 2016 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year

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Western Australian entrepreneur, Julie Adams, is the 2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year, recognised for the success of her business, chemo@home.

With more than 25 years experience as a certified oncology pharmacist, Julie Adams and her business partner founded a chemotherapy business, chemo@home. The small business offers patients the convenience and flexibility of having their cancer treatment in the comfort of their own homes and 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 for developing 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 said 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. It’s a privilege to get to help people during their time of need,” she said.

From a clinical perspective, she has utilised her expertise in home-based care and complex therapies to provide leadership, accountability and confidence to the nursing team and health care partners. She recently commenced a PhD, with her research aimed to assist those cancer patients in the community who require oral chemotherapy.

Other business women recognised at the 2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Awards are: Marion Fulker from Committee for Perth (For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award), Tania Sinibaldi from Chandler Macleod (Corporate and Private Award) and Betty Tran of Betty Tran International (Young Business Women’s Award).

Joe Pollard, Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador, Group Executive Media, and Chief Marketing Officer, said that the Western Australian winners are exceptional business women.

“The winners of the 2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Awards are brilliant, passionate and courageous women who are thriving in their chosen fields. Not only do they have the courage to challenge the status quo but they also demonstrate exceptional business acumen and strong leadership skills,” said Pollard.

Now in their 22nd year, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are Australia’s longest running and most esteemed women’s awards program in Australia. They recognise and reward the courage, leadership and creativity of brilliant business women.

Nominations for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are open year-round. If you, or a brilliant business woman you know, deserve recognition, nominate today: https://www.telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate/

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