Beverley Mirolo OAM
President of the Leukaemia Foundation Queensland
For almost four decades, Beverley Mirolo has been improving the lives of Queensland patients living with blood cancer. During her career, which has included time as Chief Executive Officer for Haematology Oncology Clinics of Australasia and President of the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, Bev has pioneered nursing care and played a pivotal role in the establishment of a bone marrow transplant unit in Queensland.
As a registered nurse at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in the 1970s and 1980s, Bev was one of the driving forces behind the development of innovative models of care that would improve outcomes and the quality of life for patients with leukaemia and other blood cancers and their families. Bev and colleagues established the first support group for haematology patients and raised money to provide practical support.
She co-authored Australia’s first leukaemia information booklet and travelled overseas to study bone marrow transplant units, returning with knowledge to improve facilities in Australia.
Bev is the President of the Leukaemia Foundation Queensland and continues to actively campaign for people with blood cancer, and to care for patients and their families.