Andrew Love Cancer Centre takes first steps in construction
As part of the #Projectlove - Andrew Love Cancer Centre Redevelopment, the Barwon Health Foundation team along with Day Ward and Pharmacy staff input, have taken the first steps of commencing the project and construction through initial concept plan development.
The redevelopment will dramatically change the efficiency and atmosphere of the Chemotherapy Day Ward.
Project Love is to be fully funded by the community, and the funds from Dry July will provide more privacy and comfort for those treated at the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.
- More privacy and space for patients in the Day Ward
- A more comfortable, efficient and modern Day Ward
- More efficient facilities in the Oncology Pharmacy to support the continued growth in the volume of manufactured chemotherapy drugs.
- More space for the individual counselling of patients, particularly with the increase in the use of oral chemotherapy treatments.
- A direct link between Oncology Pharmacy and Day Ward - allowing for safer and more efficient transport and delivery of drugs.
Read more at the Barwon Health Foundation's website: http://barwonhealthfoundation.org.au/hospital-appeal-project-love
The #ProjectLove chemotherapy day ward redevelopment at Barwon Health will provide more privacy and comfort for the 220 people per week who are treated in the Andrew Love Cancer Centre. The redevelopment will provide more individual and private treatment spaces and new equipment to ensure that all who attend the ALCC have the optimal state- of -the- art treatment and care.
Dry July 2016 funding will benefit this project.
Art Therapy and Exercise Therapy
Grant funding was given to Barwon Health Foundation by the Dry July Foundation for implementing a new art therapy program as well as an exercise therapy program on the Baxter 6 Cancer Ward at University Hospital.
These programs will be free for cancer patients, and may offer relief by helping to alleviate anxiety, reduce pain, and build strength (both physical and emotional).
#ProjectLove at Barwon Health
The Barwon Health Foundation Hospital Appeal #ProjectLove launched in February 2015. The overall project is estimated at $3 million and will see the Andrew Love Cancer Centre chemotherapy dayward redeveloped.Dry July 2015 funds will be used to help fund patient comfort items and furnishings in the new dayward which will offer patients more privacy, comfort and space for their loved ones and visitors.