With celebrity Chef and Dry July Foundation Ambassador, Fast Ed, on site and providing us hot tips for barbecuing the perfect sausage, the sausage rolls were rolling out! Thank you again to Woolworths and the Emu Plains Lions Club for your donations and support for our Dry July BBQ held on 25th July. Your generous contributions helped us raise over $1,000.
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The Nepean Cancer Service is committed to providing a comprehensive cancer service for patients with cancer and blood disorders.
Ambulatory services are provided through the Nepean Cancer Centre, with radiation oncology, medical oncology, clinical haematology, psycho-oncology, allied health and supportive and palliative care services. Inpatient services include medical oncology, haematology, radiation oncology, supportive and palliative care services. Satellite Chemotherapy services also operate at Hawkesbury and Lithgow Hospitals.
Your support in this year’s Dry July campaign will help fund various new projects across our service aimed to improve patient care and comfort.
Dry July 2018 Bake Sale
BBQ for Dry July 2018
Our first Dry July BBQ for 2018 was held on 11th July was a great success in promoting our Dry July Campaign. The event was proudly supported by Woolworths and volunteers from the Lion club cooked up a storm raising $800. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our BBQ, we hope you enjoyed your sausage on a roll.
Largest ever single donation to Dry July for Nepean Cancer Care recognised
Michael and Mary Harnett, who donated $40,000 to the Nepean Cancer Carers Dry July campaign in 2017, was officially recognised at a celebratory event at Nepean hospital. The huge donation is the highest amount raised by one person since Dry July commenced 10 years ago!
Mary wanted to show her gratitude to everyone at Nepean cancer care for the support they gave through Michaels Cancer Journey and to provide much needed equipment to help other go through their own personal journey.
Michael and Mary's donation has funded hospital beds with pressure relieving mattress so patients can return home in comfort and improve their quality of life. Michael and Mary also provided smaller pieces of pressure reliving equipment to help patients get home safely.
Co-founder of Dry July, Brett Macdonald, was thrilled to attend the celebrations and presented Mary with a memorable plaque.
Niki Pumps and Ambulatory Pumps
Nepean Cancare Care Centre recently used Dry July funds to purchase equipment which allow patients to continue treatment in the comfort of their own home
Niki pumps are commonly used in the palliative care setting to manage symptoms towards the end of life. Niki Pumps facilitate the gradual, continual infusion of medications via the subcutaneous route to patients over a 24 hour period of time to facilitate safe, consistent, easy to manage medication administration. The pump is refilled daily by nurses and the dose can be adjusted in response to changes in symptoms. Having the capacity to discharge people to their own homes or nursing home with a Nikki pump enables them to be in their own environment with their loves ones for end of life.
CADD pumps are a small device that can connect canisters of drugs to and run for a period of a week if needed. Being able to infuse the drugs with the use of these pumps means the client can go home after the first 8 days. Each cycle continues for 28 days. The client only needs to come in to dayward twice a week for canister and battery change. This gives them quality time at home with their families.