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support packs for hospital


Once a family has spoken with an oncologist and had the diagnosis explained, a Social Worker or Cancer Care Coordinator will provide them with a Redkite Diagnosis Support Bag which is filled with practical items and information to help lighten the load in this stressful early stage.


Red Bag (0-14)

Red Bags for families of children (0-14)


Our Red Bags include items such as:

  • Toiletry kit
  • Reusable coffee cup and water bottle
  • Hot drink sachets
  • Teddy bear
  • Redkite blanket 

"We received our bag in 2013 when our daughter was diagnosed with ALL. It meant so much to us. Not just the contents (which were amazing & thoughtful) but the bag itself became an identifier or badge so to speak." - Mother



Diagnosis Bag (15-18)support packs for young people (15-18 years)

Alongside our Red Bags, we also provide support bags for young people. Some items included in the bag are:

  • Toiletry kit
  • A reusable coffee cup and water bottle
  • A Redkite beanie
  • Adult colouring book & pencils
  • Redkite earphones 

​"The bag has been extremely useful as it is all mine... in a place where everything else belongs to everyone else. It's empowering in a very disempowering environment" ​- Diagnosed 17-year-old 

we appreciate your feedback

We’re always refining the contents of our support packs to make sure we’re giving people the most useful items. If you’ve received a pack and have thoughts about what it should or shouldn’t include, we’d love to hear from you.

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TIS National interpreter services 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548)



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Last updated March 2020