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Cystic Fibrosis Queensland

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life threatening genetic conditions affecting children today.

One in 25 people, often unknowingly, carry the CF gene. Babies are born with CF when both parents carry the CF gene. Put simply, this gene causes the normally thin & slippery mucus found in all healthy humans, to become thick and sticky. This gene defect seriously impedes a range of the body's normal functions.

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Ltd (CFQ) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that provides support to over 550 people throughout Queensland, Northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory, affected by CF and their families. This is achieved through a comprehensive support program, which aims to be equitable and available to all families throughout Queensland. CFQ works closely with medical and allied health professionals, and hospitals to maintain the highest standards of support and service provision.

Services include:
  • Respiratory Equipment - CF related medical equipment is supplied free of charge. There is also a free equipment lending library;
  • Rose Cottage - A fully furnished three-bedroom home offering free accommodation to families travelling to Brisbane for treatment (Pictured);

  • Hospital Boredom Buster Bags - Children admitted to a Queensland Hospital are provided with a Boredom Buster Bag, which contains snacks and entertainment; and

  • Hospital Supermarket Voucher - Adults admitted to hospital may claim a supermarket voucher.

Address 2/30 Sylvan Road
Toowong QLD 4066
Tel 07 3359 8000