Lymphoma Care Nurses

Our Lymphoma Care Nurses are here to help you from diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
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Our lymphoma care nurses are here for you

Everyone’s lymphoma and CLL experience is different. Our Lymphoma Care Nurses are here to help patients and families navigate the health system, access the most up to date information about lymphoma and to take the fear of the unknown out of the lymphoma journey.

Please call our nurse on 1800 953 081

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Education sessions

As it is not always easy to attend face-to-face meetings, particularly at this time, we have developed an online webinar series covering a number of lymphoma topics areas to meet this need. Our webinars are delivered by experienced health professionals and patients, to provide information, advice and support on living with lymphoma. Participants are able to join the webinars live from the comfort of their own home

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Meet the Team

Donna Gairns

Based in Melbourne , Victoria, Australia

National Nurse Manager

Donna has over 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, specialising in Haematology and Oncology nursing after gaining her degree at Victoria University of Technology in 1995. Starting her career at St Vincent’s Hospital Oncology/Haematology unit in Melbourne, she then worked for 2 years at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Donna worked at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for over 17 years in a variety of clinical settings giving her experience in many treatment modalities including, Haematology and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation; Chemotherapy Day Unit (Associate Nurse Manager, Specialist Nurse Coordinator & Nurse Educator); Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Nurse Consultant with the Victorian & Tasmanian AYA Cancer Service at Peter Mac.

In 2017, started a new role as the AYA Clinical Nurse Consultant at Epworth Health, Richmond (Melbourne) where she set up a new service at the hospital for 15-25 years old cancer patients before joining the Lymphoma Australia team in 2017.

National Committee & Professional Membership:
  • eviQ Haematology, Lymphoma and CLL Reference Committee Member
  • Victorian Nurse, Haematology Society of Australia & NZ (HSANZ) committee Member
  • National AYA Nurse Committee member – Cancer Nurse Society of Australia
Post Graduate Study:
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Oncology & Palliative Care: Melbourne University (2011)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health & Wellbeing (Oncology Stream): Melbourne University (2015)

Rebecca Beck

Based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lymphoma Care Nurse – New South Wales

Rebecca has over 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, specialising in Malignant Haematology. Rebecca gained her degree at the University of Technology, Sydney in 1999. She started her career gaining clinical experience at St George Hospital and University College Hospital, London. She has worked in a number of roles including Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, and as a Lymphoma Research Nurse Specialist. Returning to Australia in 2010 she worked as a Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Haematology Clinical Research Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Before starting her role with Lymphoma Australia, Rebecca was a Nurse Educator within the pharmaceutical industry.

Post Graduate study:
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing: NSW College of Nursing (2002)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care: City, University of London (2008)

Samantha Ormerod

Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lymphoma Care Nurse – Queensland

Samantha has over 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse after she gained her degree in Durban, South Africa in 1994. Samantha has worked in a number of clinical areas including intensive care, coronary care, haematology, oncology and infusion medicine. She has also worked as a nurse educator in multiple pharmaceutical companies delivering peer to peer nurse education. She specialised in areas such as neuroscience, haematology and oncology. Samantha joined the Lymphoma Australia team in February 2020 and works full-time representing Queensland and special projects.

Professional Membership:
  • Member of the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia
  • Member of the Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand
  • Immunoglobulin National Society
  • MS Nurses Australia

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