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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

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.