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Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre

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Thank you to everyone who has registered and donated to BRICC so far. This year’s funds will go towards the BRICC Wellness Oncology Massage program, both here at BRICC and through our Wellness on Wheels Oncology Massage in Stawell. Oncology massage is a specialised form of therapeutic massage involving gentle pressure techniques, performed at BRICC by massage therapists with specialised training, which aims to improve quality of life for people with a diagnosis of cancer. Oncology massage is designed to relieve tension and may also reduce levels of pain, fatigue, nausea and anxiety experienced by cancer patients. The Wellness on Wheels program, delivers oncology massage to regional centres (free of charge) with the aim of improving accessibility to populations otherwise not receiving these services. The aim was to provide wellness and supportive care programs to cancer patients at Stawell, thereby improving access to these programs and reducing travel and associated costs to patients and assist in improving quality of life. If you haven’t already registered, click the Donate button to the left and donate to support this much needed service.

Latest Updates

New TV for the Day Unit

The Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre Chemotherapy Day Unit has a new TV for patients to watch whilst they undergo their treatment.

The TV was purchased and installed with funds raised received through the Dry July Foundation grant program.

Other projects funded through the grant program for BRICC included:

- Purchase of a food trolley
- Purchase and installation of artificial plants to freshen up the wellness unit
- Purchase a fish tank stand for the radiation oncology waiting area
- Implementation of various refurbishments in the waiting area
- Display of a Christmas tree over the holiday period
- Purchase of a BBQ for guests utilising the accommodation units

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BRICC wellness centre programs continue

Dry July funds will continue to go towards expanded therapy programs for the benefit of cancer patients undergoing treatment at Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre.

The Wellness Centre aims is to provide a holistic service to the whole of the Grampians region that is professionally led and supports people with cancer to take an active role in their health and wellbeing.

Quality information regarding approved complementary therapies is available in order to assist patients to make informed choices and provide a programme of approved therapies including art therapy, massage therapy, meditation, yoga, and pet therapy. Dry July funds assisted with fitting out the wellness centre when the BRICC opened, and since then have supported the centre’s complementary therapy offerings.

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Remote Patient Video Conferencing

Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) is using funds from Dry July to install a video conferencing system that will enable clinical staff to hold consultations with patients who would otherwise need to travel long distances. In remote and regional areas, for example, patients sometimes travel in excess of 200kms round-trip to attend a 15 minute appointment; this system would save them some of that travel time and associated stress.

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