Fitting out new rooms at Cancer Council WA lodges
Cancer Council WA Lodges provide accommodation for country cancer patients when they come to Perth for treatment. Demand for this accommodation reaches near full occupancy throughout the calendar year. Unfortunately some cancer patients are turned away each year due to capacity restrictions and have to find alternate lodgings.
Cancer Council WA recently moved to new offices in Subiaco. Office space at both Crawford and Milroy Lodges has become vacant, offering up an opportunity to convert this available space into much needed additional accommodation facilitates for cancer patients.
Funds from Dry July will go towards fitting out new rooms at the lodges, enabling more patients to utilise this service in the future.
New Carpeting and Drapes at Crawford Lodge
Cancer Council Western Australia is the recipient of a grant from the Dry July Foundation which will go towards purchasing and installing new carpets and drapes at the Crawford Lodge in Perth.
These refurbishments will help brighten up the Lodge and make guests, their carers and families a little more at home.
Kitchen Renovations at Crawford Lodge, Perth
One of the many services Cancer Council WA offers guests at their Perth Lodges is access to a fully functional kitchen for meal preparation. As many guests stay for six to eight weeks whilst undergoing their treatment, having a home cooked meal can be very comforting.The four communal guest kitchens at Crawford Lodge are currently over 14 years old and need to be upgraded with new bench tops, electrical hotplates, ovens and range hoods. Similarly, the kitchens in the three family units also need to be upgraded. Dry July funds from 2014 are going towards these renovations, to enable guests to prepare their meals in well-functioning facilities.
The kitchens have now been upgraded!
Armchairs at Crawford Lodge
Cancer Council WA are using some of their Dry July funds to purchase armchairs for their patient accommodation rooms at Crawford Lodge.
This will improve their guests comfort and experience while they stay at the lodge and assist in making the rooms feel more of a home away from home.
Transport 2 Treatment, CCWA
Transport 2 Treatment is a free service offered to country patients staying at CCWA's Crawford and Milroy Lodges.
Due to the increased demand for transport to the new Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, CCWA have used a portion of their Dry July funds to purchase a new Transport 2 Treatment van.
Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, patients will be provided with free transport to appointments at the hospital or other treatment facilities.
This means that guests who do not have access to a vehicle, are too unwell to drive, or find driving in the city overwhelming, can use this service to decrease the stress associated with treatment or appointments.