With the funding provided by Dry July we have been able to perform upgrade works to our patient courtyard within the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre (NSCC). Given the current situation with COVID-19, social distancing and the need to protect our patients as they are particularly vulnerable during this time we haven’t had the chance to fully enjoy it but are proud to announce that we have almost completed upgrade works on the NSCC Courtyard.
The Northern Sydney Cancer Centre based at Royal North Shore Hospital treats people from across all of NSW and is focused on providing the best care possible to patients and their family. Providing a good patient experience is at the heart of everything we do, and often this goes beyond just medical care. Our staff meet people at the most difficult time in their lives and want to be able to provide them with a sense of reassurance, comfort and hope – our Patient Wellbeing Program and the courtyard play a key role in this.
As the centre is situated on the lower floor of the hospital it receives very little light and it can be difficult to have safe, quarantined outdoor areas for patients and their families to use before or after treatments (which can often be long and arduous). We hope the upgrades to the courtyard make it more vibrant and that by providing additional seating surrounded by lush foliage the environment will be welcoming for patients and their families to use.
This project would not have been possible if not for the funding provided by Dry July and we are extremely grateful for their support.