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NET Nurse

Being affected by NETs can be an extremely challenging experience, both for patients, and those supporting them. People are faced with a huge amount of information to process, decisions to be made, and disruptions to life, work and family routines. The Unicorn Foundation offer a free, confidential telephone information and support service via our NET Nurse email and telephone line. Kate Wakelin, our NET Nurse is available to answer your questions, offer emotional support and explore practical strategies for living well with NETs. She can also send out printed information, and refer to other relevant services such as dietitians, support groups, counselling services and financial advice.

Ask the Net Nurse for general information about your NETs diagnosis:

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To telephone our NET Nurse hotline for general advice about your NET diagnosis:

1300 CURE NETS (1300 287 363)

Interpreter calls are available also, please click here for more information

Please note that Kate works part-time so leave a detailed message and she will return your call as soon as possible.


About Kate:

Kate Wakelin is a Registered Nurse with a Graduate Diploma in Psycho-Oncology. She has been caring for people affected by cancer for over 20 years, in areas including palliative care, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, research and supportive care.  

A major focus was piloting and implementing the successful Telephone and Internet Support Groups Program with with the Cancer Information and Support Service (Cancer Council Victoria).  

Throughout her career, Kate has maintained a passion for creating and maintaining innovative programs that strengthen the delivery of supportive care to people affected by cancer. BS (Nursing), Grad. Dip. (Psycho-Oncology)