Dry July funded curtain in radiography ward - A patient's feedback
Some feedback from Mr Saxby was that he was really impressed with the curtains and thought the idea was great, he said it was a nice distraction when you are waiting in the Radbay and liked that it brought some colour there too.
Another patient also voiced her delight last Friday as she had recently been to a wedding where one of the photos was actually taken so it was nice that she was able to smile as it made her think of a happy memory. We also had a patient and her mother today comment how nice it was to see the lovely landscapes.
So far it seems these were a really good purchase!
Reflected legacy at Liverpool Hospital - funded by Dry July
Reflected legacy is a groundbreaking arts and health program at Liverpool Hospital. Led by visual artist Flutter Lyon, this project compliments the holistic care of cancer patients in palliative care, while enhancing and changing the physical environment for patients, families and staff on the ward.
Why the program exists
When we tell our stories, it gives us a way of sharing and reflecting upon the life we are living, free expression and story telling offers a deepened sense of connection to the value and meaning of our individual and shared life experiences.
It can bring comfort, celebration and beauty during challenging time in our lives, encouraging the recall of memories and key points in our life that we have felt free, joyous, loving and love, strong and hopeful. By remembering what we have done and seeing the powerful nature of our human experience, it can help empower us to find the strength and bravery we might desire now.
What the Program Does
This powerful experience, when taken into the palliative care space, provides tangible outcomes
- patients report improvements to their mood, pain management, appetite and sleep patterns;
- families report feeling uplifted and more connected; and
- staff report new insights into patient care and a greater sense of care, support and resilience
within the ward environment
Who the Project is For
Patients and loved ones engaged in the Palliative Care services at Liverpool Hospital.
Palliative Care at Liverpool Hospital
The palliative care team at Liverpool Hospital are planning to use fundraising from Dry July 2016 towards a double bed to enable loved ones to stay overnight, and wall mounted time and date clocks that are legible for patients.
Liverpool Radiation Therapy Department Projects
The amazing fundraising efforts of Mark Udovitch and the radiation therapy team at Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre will support the following projects for patients:
- Scenic curtains
in patient areas
- Patient library and resources
- Music streaming services and speakers for patients in the linacs
- Blanket warmer