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Mater Cancer Care Centre

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It’s a heartbreaking reality that one in two Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime—meaning each day around 70 Queensland families are blindsided by an unimaginable cancer diagnoses.* Cancer has a signficant impact on our loved ones which is why Mater has been providing the community with leading cancer care services for more than 100 years. The dedicated and experienced team at Mater are committed to providing all patients, regardless if they are public or private, comprehensive and compassionate care that is personalised to meet their specific care and support needs, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. By offering a wide range of support services, Mater’s team of healthcare professionals ensure patients’ health and wellbeing is at the core of everything it does. By going dry this July, your support will assist Mater to improve the lives of cancer patients now and in the future. *www.cancerqld.org.au

Latest Updates

Massage Chairs

A massage chair can help a cancer patient feel just that little bit more relaxed in between treatments. This complementary therapy helps to relax the body and move the muscles.

Mater Foundation has purchased several electric lift chairs and treatment chairs for the comfort of cancer patients.

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Chemotherapy Diaries at Mater Hospitals

Mater Foundation has been able to offer free diaries to patients with funds from Dry July.

Patients use these diaries to track their treatment in a personalised binder. The diary provides patients with a resource to store contact details and other information about their treatment in one place. They can then take these diaries with them everywhere so they have ready access to update them at any treatment sessions.

Blanket Warming Cabinets

A warm blanket can provide comfort during a patient’s treatment and recovery; they can help to relax patients in a busy hospital setting.

Chris Leon from the Mater Foundation in Brisbane says, “The cabinet is important because we use it not only to warm up blankets, but also to warm up heat packs. The heat packs are used to warm up patient’s veins before they insert a cannula or IV. The heat warms the veins, making them more prominent and ensures that staff won’t miss the vein they are targeting, which in turn, makes it more comfortable and painless for the patient.”

Similar popular purchases include ice machines, coffee machines, and vending machines for oncology wards and waiting areas. It’s relatively small things like these that can make a big difference to adults undergoing cancer treatment.

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Refurbishments at Mater Adult Hospital

The Mater Foundation has used funds for refurbishing palliative care rooms and patient waiting areas. New furnishings include TVs, lounges, and side tables.

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