Dry July funds have been utilised to provide bed ladders to provide ease of access for patients receiving treatment at the cancer centres. The equipment eases the effort required for patients.
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Macarthur Health Service supports the Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly Local Government Areas. We are a cancer service providing care to over 300,000 people in South West Sydney.
Fundraise for us and you'll help to:
- Purchase entertainment and comfort itesm for patients to make them comfortable in their at time extended visits at the facility.
- Support continuation of free complementary therapy programs for patients in the South West Sydney area
Cancer Services in Macarthur comprises a comprehensive unit at Campbelltown Hospital with 2 linear accelerators, chemotherapy day unit with 6000 occasions of service annually, an inpatient unit, complementary therapy room and clinical trials unit. There is a 10 bed Palliative Care Unit and Day Hospital at Camden Hospital.
Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre in Campbelltown has decided to use funds from Dry July toward continuing to provide patients with acupuncture and hypnotherapy services. These services were offered over the past 12 months but funding for these programs was not ongoing. These programs promote physical and emotional wellbeing for patients who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
MCTC is also again using a small amount of funding to decoration the centre during the festive season this Christmas (2016).
Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals in NSW will use some money from Dry July to purchase holiday decorations for the MCTC. The aim is to make the centre a little more cheerful for patients receiving treatment at Christmas time.
Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre used funds from Dry July 2014 to purchase 8 new “lie-flat” powered chemotherapy chairs. Patients receiving chemotherapy treatment need to sit (or lie) in these chairs for up to 6 hours at a time, so these new chairs will help make patients a little more comfortable during their treatment.
First images have been released of the proposed Camden Cancer Wellness Centre in NSW. The centre, partly funded by Dry July, will support patients, cancer survivors and their families with information, advice, psychological support and tailored programs following cancer diagnosis and treatment.
It will include therapy and treatment rooms, resource centre, gym, relaxation garden and outdoor areas.