Fit out at the Supportive Care Centre in Geelong
Barwon Health is using a portion of funds from Dry July 2013 to assist with the fit out of the planned Supportive Care Centre for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.
The centre will include quiet spaces, complementary therapy session, treatment and waiting areas, and resource libraries. Funds will go towards items including couches, TVs, DVDs, refreshment area equipment, chairs, privacy screens, etc.
Exercise Therapy in Geelong
Barwon Health is again using Dry July funds to offer a free exercise therapy program to patients at the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.
Funds have previously purchased exercise equipment for the centre.
Chemotherapy Diaries for Barwon Health
Dry July is proud to have funded a pilot at Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre in Geelong for patient chemotherapy diaries.
These booklets contain in depth information on chemotherapy treatment for patients at the centre, as well as key contact information, and individual record keeping pages - so they can travel with patients for quick reference.
Art Therapy at Andrew Love Cancer Centre
Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre in Geelong has used funds from Dry July towards an art therapy program.
Art therapy is used to help patients manage physical and psychological issues by using creative activities to express emotions. It provides an outlet for people to address emotional conflicts about their diagnosis and treatment, and express feelings that they may not be able to speak about out loud. The process of producing art can also be a relaxation tool for cancer patients. Trained art therapists guide patients through this therapy.