Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

Imagine not just having to deal with a loved one having a terminal or severe illness, but having to travel days at a time to access vital medical care not available in the bush.

Then when you get to the city, the challenge of transport, finding affordable accommodation close to the hospital, making sure everyone regularly eats good food, getting to appointments on time.

All this when facing tight finances due to time off work and mounting expenses! Not to mention trying to navigate the often confusing world of government subsidies available to rural and remote families.

Justine Christerson started Breaking Down the Barriers to assist and support families from rural and remote areas going through difficult times by providing support while they access medical care in Brisbane. She can provide airport transfers, home cooked meals and assist with patient travel and accommodation, she can also give information on subsidies available, her service is a lifeline to people facing challenging health crises.

POP Foundation supports Justine’s work by financing operational expenses so she can deliver this vital service to rural families accessing medical care in Brisbane.