Brain Tumour Support Group

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QLD Support Organisatons

Brain Tumour Support Service (QLD)

The Service provides: information about brain tumours, treatments, support agencies and rehabilitation services as well as practical support; regular information session in our Brisbane office, providing opportunities to meet with other people who have been impacted by a brain tumour and hear guest speakers including health pofessionals discuss topics of interest; and regular newslettes. View the Brain Tumour Support Servie newsletter online and other information here.

Phone: 13 11 20


Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane

There is also a Brain Tumour Support Nurse at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane - Emilia Hunt, Ward 2C, Neurosurgery, Phone 07 3176 2137. Email:



The service, operated by Cancer Council Queensland, can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PalAssist is a no cost telephone and online service which offers immediate advice and emotional support for patients, carers, family and friends. Palliative care is all about improving the quality of life for patients facing life threatening illness and their families. Ph. 1800 772 273 Website 



Sunshine Coast Brain Tumour Support Group

Held in Buderim –

The Group meets on the last Friday of every month 10.00-12.30 @ Bloomhill Cancer Care, 58 Ballinger Road Buderim

Contact for further information. 07 5445 5794


The Newro Foundation

From information supplied by the practice: The Newro Foundation (formerly BrizBrain and Spine) has employed Vivien Biggs RN, for several years as a Brain Tumour Nurse, and who is now Australia's first Neuro-Oncology Nurse Practitioner. Vivien sees patients independently in hospital and in clinic, before surgery, throughout hospitalization, and thereafter. She provides education and support and is a first point of contact for patients and their families. She organizes and coordinates care for Brain Tumour patients and works closely with the Neurosurgeons as well as other treating specialists (medical and radiation oncologist and others) and GPs. Vivien can be contacted on (07) 3833 2500.

Name: Vivien Biggs RN

Phone: 0738332500