Compassionate Access Program
Katelyn’s Gift, Ecofibre’s Compassionate Access Program has been founded to support affordable access to Ananda Hemp’s Medicinal Cannabis range for children who could benefit from the product, yet may not be able to afford it.
Ecofibre is proud to support Katelyn’s Gift, by providing Ananda Hemp’s Full and Broad spectrum hemp extract range for the program.
For more information on the Lambert’s journey, click here
Inspired by Katelyn
Katelyn Lambert was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome at the age of two in 2014. This life-changing event for Ecofibre’s first Chairman, Barry Lambert, set off a chain of events that saw him and his family dedicate themselves to the research and education of Medicinal Cannabis in Australia and Globally. Ultimately, their goal was to ensure all Australians who needed it could access high-quality, affordable medicinal cannabis.
Katelyn’s Gift has been inspired by the medical success of Medicinal Cannabis access for Katelyn Lambert.
“We are extremely proud to be able to help the Lambert family deliver on their vision to ensure all Australians can affordably access high quality CBD to help improve their health and wellbeing. We see a wonderful future for Australians in need of a hemp-derived CBD and continue to engage with those pioneers who drive change to make the world a better place. Ecofibre will continue to champion innovation and change. We believe fear is the greatest threat to progress and we will continue to use science and our voice to ensure progress never stops, as patients and customers are at the core of what we do.”
CEO Ecofibre (Ananda Hemp’s parent company)
How to Access
Children who are eligible for the program will receive Ananda Hemp’s product range at affordable pricing.
Patients will require a valid a prescription from a medical practitioner (authorised prescriber or under the TGA SAS-B scheme).
Any doctor in Australia can prescribe via the Special Access Scheme (SAS-B), you can take this information to your local doctor or specialist, and we can support them with further information.
If you are a doctor interested in Ananda Hemp’s compassionate access program for your patients, please contact us at [email protected]
Professor Robinson has over 25 years experience as a board director, academic physician and scientist across research, healthcare and medicine, and tertiary education.
He is currently a director of ASX listed companies Cochlear and MaynePharma, and QBiotics, a drug development company.
In 2020 Professor Robinson was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia for services to medical research, national healthcare and tertiary education.
Erica Siu-Gregan has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years in a variety of roles including establishing and managing a collection of cafes, restaurants, and catering services. In addition to her business acumen, Erica’s skill set includes fundraising, event planning and developing key partnerships.
Erica brings both a business and personal perspective to Ecofibre. When her son Max developed epilepsy at age three, she established a foundation to raise much needed funds to support research into childhood epilepsy and to design and build outdoor interactive playgrounds at children’s hospitals throughout Australia. Erica has been a Board Member of Epilepsy Action Australia since 2019.