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80. Startup West podcast: Julie Adams, Chemo@Home

Julie Adams
Julie Adams, Chemo@Home co-founder talks with Startup West.

Steve and Brodie talk with Julie Adams, co-founder of Chemo@Home, who with her business partner Lorna Cook has scaled the home-based infusion service to more than 100 staff over the past 9 years.

Both Julie and Lorna mortgaged their houses to fund the business, which quadrupled in during Covid. 1,400 doctors across the country use the service, and more and more patients can have their chemotherapy and other care therapies in their own home.

I asked him what it was like for him, and he said – ‘I used to spend all day travelling to the hospital and back, getting my treatment, it was so stressful. I did that twice a week. But the difference it made to me was nothing compared to the difference it made to my wife’ … It’s like you’re giving people back their lives, and there’s nothing that matches that feeling…

Julie Adams, co-founder, Chemo@Home

For more: https://chemoathome.com.au/

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Startup West acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and pays respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

This episode was recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from the Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth, Dinner Twist and Tekkon.