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Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital

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Calvary Mater Newcastle is the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District, delivering more than 370,000 occasions of outpatient services and in excess of 17,000 inpatient treatments per year. As the region’s only public oncology hospital, we treat a lot of patients who travel a great distance to have their treatment.

All funds raised through Dry July go to our oncology services and assist in providing items of comfort and care for patients and their families. If you fundraise for Calvary Mater Newcastle this year you’ll be supporting the hospital to purchase the following equipment and projects:
• New treatment chairs for the Day Treatment Centre
• A blanket warmer for the Melanoma Unit
• Enhance and update equipment in the Occupational Therapy Oncology Equipment Loan Program
• New electronically adjustable patient chairs and a portable O2 concentrator pack for the Haematology Ward
• General occupational therapy equipment for the Haematology Ward including SAM overlay mattresses and a tilt in space electric mobile shower commode
• Communication boards and items of comfort and care for Ward 5B (Oncology) patients

Latest Updates

Wig Library at Calvary Mater Hospital

Calvary Mater Hospital manages a wig library which receives regular funding from Dry July. This free service is offered to cancer patients who have lost their hair during the course of their treatment.

The Wig Service at Calvary Mater Hospital is run by volunteers and operates every second and fourth Monday monthly at the hospital assisting approximately 450 patients each year from all over the Hunter New England region. The Wig Service is a personalised service; hairdressers are trained in the wig fitting and take time with each client. The service at Calvary Mater was partially funded by Dry July in 2011 and fully in 2012.  In addition, we are pleased to report that some of Dry July fundraising in 2011 went towards refurbishing the Wig Service waiting area making the space more comfortable.

Patient Area Refurbishments

With funds from 2012 Calvary Mater Hospital refurbished their surgical ward patient lounge area.

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Replacement Mattresses

Calvary Mater Hospital purchased and installed 94 MacMed Healthcare mattresses manufactured from finest hospital grade foam that contours to the body effectively, providing maximum pressure redistribution, skin integrity and most of all helps promote patient comfort.

These mattresses are specifically made for the hospital environment, being made from the Ultra-Fresh anti-microbial system which is effective against dust mites, bacteria, mould and mildew, ensuring that patients are comfortable and in a healthy environment. 

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