The Calvary Mater Newcastle Melanoma Unit is a specialist centre for patients with a diagnosis of melanoma, where patients undergo reviews of melanoma and treatment is provided.
Previously, the patient waiting room was old, tired and required changes to be made to enhance its functionality.
Thanks to the funds raised by participants in Dry July 2018, funding has enabled the waiting room to be refurbished with new paint, chairs, lounges, a television, brochure holder and coffee table, which provide comfort, privacy and critical information, in a supportive environment that assists with patient’s transition through the care experience.
The unit’s patient servery has also been refurbished by enlarging the doorway to make the room more accessible. A new dining table, chairs, bookcase and desk have guaranteed this space is comfortable whilst waiting having a coffee, filling in paper work or facilitating patients to work at the desk if they are away from their place of employment.
Thank you to all of our supporters and to the Dry July Foundation - our patients love having such a lovely inviting area to wait.