Cystic Fibrosis

The Monash Health Cystic Fibrosis Service was established in 1993, initially caring only for children, with the expansion of an adult service in 1999. Monash CF now provides lifetime care for over 200 adults and children with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Monash CF Foundation

Founded in 2016, the Monash Cystic Fibrosis Foundation directly supports the services provided by the Monash Cystic Fibrosis Service (MCFS) at the Monash Children’s Hospital/Monash Health, Clayton.

​​The Foundation aims to assist in areas such as:

  • Purchase of medical equipment
  • Supplementing MCFS personnel resources
  • Developing programs that support patient care
  • CF research.

Currently there is no cure for CF, but with advances in ongoing research one day there will be. A “cure” is unlikely to repair lung damage so the Foundation strives to assist the MCFS to keep children and adults battling CF as well as they can possibly be while waiting for that cure.

Monash Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Visit the Monash Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website.

Monash CF Consumer Advisory Group

Monash Health is committed to respectful and meaningful engagement of consumers throughout the health service.  As such we have implemented a Cystic Fibrosis Consumer Advisory Panel to enhance and formalise consumer, carer and community participation in improving the services provided by the CF service at Monash Health.

The Monash CF consumer advisory group consists of adults living with CF and parents of children with CF who access healthcare at Monash Health and are passionate about improving the services provided by our organisation. Their contribution is highly valued and does influence the decisions made around the way the service runs. They meet every 2 months to discuss issues, review documents and meet with members of the CF multidisciplinary team to provide a consumer perspective on services, communication and priority areas for service improvement.

If you are interested in becoming involved or getting in contact with the CF Consumer Advisory Group, please contact consumerparticipation@monashhealth.org

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