The Launceston General Hospital
The W.P.Holman Clinic is established within the Launceston
General Hospital. The clinic is named in memory of Dr.William
Holman who established an oncology based medical practice in
Launceston in 1925. The clinic supplies a comprehensive radiation
oncology, medical oncology and clinical haem-oncology service as
well as a supportive role for cancer research for the Northern
The facility has recently undergone renovations to the
radiotherapy and brachytherapy treatment area and is about to begin
a complete refurbishment of the chemotherapy treatment section.
This will enable chemotherapy services to be delivered in a more
appealing space giving a larger and more private place for patients
receiving chemotherapy treatment. The Dry in July funds will assist
in creating a more patient friendly place to have treatment. The
Dry July funds will be used to give patients more comfortable
treatment chairs, TVs and other comfort items.
"The W.P.Holman Clinic Launceston is thrilled to be
involved with Dry in July this year. Last
year funds were used to improve our Radiotherapy waiting room and
build a transit lounge for patients travelling from "out of town".
This gives a separate area for people to eat their lunch and enjoy
TV.Our newly constructed patient accommodation units also benefited
from the funds.This year our chemotherapy area is about to be
totally overhauled. The whole chemotherapy department has moved and
we can't wait for the renovations to start."