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Dry July is an incredible initiative that has supported Bendigo Health over many years and has resulted in the purchase of specialised medical equipment and projects. Funds raised through Dry July 2018 will purchase items to update Bendigo Health’s Cancer Patient Accommodation – Lucan Street. This includes comfortable recliner chairs and lighting in each unit and will make a great deal of difference to patients and their families who use the service.

More than a quarter of a million people in central Victoria rely on Bendigo Health when they need specialist treatment and care and Bendigo Health Patient Accommodation Services are used by many of these patients who travel long distances to receive treatment.
Manager of Bendigo Health’s Patient Accommodation Services Tyrone Jones said, “The Lucan Street properties are definitely in need of some new recliners as the current ones have been there a long time and are becoming unsightly. We are looking at replacing the current chairs with new recliners in a wipe down fabric. These recliners are essential as they are very comfortable and provide people receiving treatment something to be able to rest in.’
Bendigo Health’s involvement with Dry July aligns so well, as it aims to raise funds to improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer and awareness of drinking habits and the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle.

Latest Updates

Bendigo Health receives a grant from the Dry July Foundation

We're proud to announce that Bendigo Health has received a grant from the Dry July Foundation 2018 Grant Program.

The grant will go towards the following: 

• Upgrades to Lucan Street cancer patient accommodation including new lighting and fittings, a new recliners for cancer patients, to make the accommodation more comfortable

2018 funds will improve cancer patient accommodation

Thanks to funds raised through Dry July 2018, Bendigo Health will be upgrading their Lucan Street Cancer Patient Accommodation.

The accommodation is essential and used by patients that have to travel long distances to receive cancer treatment. It is imperative to provide a comfortable and homely setting where they can rest and read.  

The 6 units are booked constantly and operate year round to provide this reasonably priced accommodation to assist families at a time when they are dealing with the challenges of their treatment and away from home.This service is greatly appreciated by patients who have stayed and their loved ones.

Improving the surrounds and setting helps them feel safe and comfortable.

The Lucan Street property with its close proximity to the Hospital is our busiest cancer accommodation property running at around 80% occupancy year round. On average there is some 1752 room nights produced by the 6 units at the Lucan Street property on a yearly basis.

Over half way!

Thank you for supporting Bendigo Health this Dry July.

In 2018 we welcomed Rachel Mason as the new Manager of Fundraising at Bendigo Health Foundation. Rachel has jumped on board Dry July and is doing really well! Rachel and Accommodation Services Manager Tyrone got together this week to share their Dry July stories and toasted each other over a glass of h2o. Keep up the great work everyone and thanks for making a difference at Bendigo Health.

Picture credit: Noni Hyett from the Bendigo Advertiser

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2017 Dry July ‘Last Drinks’ celebration!

Thank you for supporting Bendigo Health this Dry July.

To say thank you for jumping on board the Dry July campaign and helping Bendigo Health deliver a Cancer Rehabilitation Program, The Schaller Studio as part of the Art Series Group have kindly offered to host this evening for our Bendigo Health Foundation supporters.

When: Friday 30th June 5:30pm -7:30pm

Where: The Schaller Studio, Bayne & Lucan Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

What: Enjoy an evening of ‘last drinks’ and canapes in the exciting Art Series property, the Schaller Studio.

Please RSVP to Tara on 1300 243 000 or [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!


Tara and the Bendigo Health Dry July Team

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Update on patient accommodation refurbishment

Work is underway at the Bendigo Health Nolan Street Patient Accommodation.

Dry July funds gone towards the refurbishment.

This accommodation is used by patients that have to travel long distances to Bendigo to receive treatment.

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