Professor Geoffrey Driscoll Nursing Scholarships for Haematology and Related Nursing
Geoff was first diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006, and following radiotherapy and chemotherapy, was in and out of remission for his remaining years. Sadly, in May 2016, he developed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Following months of gruelling chemotherapy and an unsuccessful stem cell transplant, Geoff succumbed to the disease in October 2016.
During the last five months of his life, his close-knit family, spent their days together on St Vincent’s level 9, or at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre, supporting him with all the love and compassion he so richly deserved.
There was however, in the Haematology ward at St Vincent’s, a degree of support from the nursing staff that was quite unexpectedly remarkable. Not only as a patient but as a doctor, Geoff knew that his chance of recovery was slim. He depended on the expertise of the medical practitioners who treated him, but it was the professional and consistently high level of nursing care that made his day-to-day existence, under such trying circumstances, tolerable.
His family wanted to mark this very special man’s life by establishing a scholarship. The Professor Geoffrey Driscoll Scholarship for Haematology and Related Nursing is their way of saying thank you to all those specialist, caring nurses and to encourage more to take up the study of haematology and related blood disorders, so they too can continue to make an indelible impact on other patients’ medical journeys.
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