The Positive Appearance Scheme provides sponsorship for prostheses and bras for lower-income women diagnosed with, and survivors of breast cancer. It is only available at government run, restructured hospitals.
The following are the criteria:
- Women who have had mastectomy surgery at least 3 months prior (so as to allow time for the surgery stitches to heal – the application can be submitted earlier)
- Patients must be referred by their hospital’s Medical Social Worker (MSW)
Those who qualify for it could approach their medical social worker for more information on the application for the scheme.