Through Dry July funds, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre has purchased equipment upgrades and comfort and support items.
Patient Weigh Chair:
Sometimes attempting to stand on scales is challenging for our patients, they aren’t strong enough, have poor mobility or have difficulty balancing. Our staff in Haematology Oncology Day Care flagged how much the addition of a patient weigh chair would assist patients and improve both staff and patient safety. The chair allows our patients to be accurately weighed (an important step in their treatment regime) without anxiety or stress in having to stand and balance on ordinary scales.
How relaxing does this artwork make you feel? Custom made for our space, this beautiful piece portrays the beauty of our local area. It has been hung in the Radiation Therapy treatment area, creating a sense of calm as our patients approach the treatment space, which can often be a highly anxious experience. The Dry July Foundation committed to approving this funding application with this support our overall vision of making our spaces ‘less clinical’ for patients continues.
Fill that bladder:
Drinking the correct amount of water, within the correct amount of time, prior to important scans and treatments is a task anyone finds difficult. Magnets designed by our team, paired with drink bottles are great tools to assist our patients with this task. Thanks to the Dry July Foundation our Radiation Therapy patients get to take home a magnet and drink bottle which assists in adequately preparing them and reminding them about what needs to be done before their appointment.
Thank you, Dry July Foundation and Dry Julyers for supporting the patients of Illawarra Cancer Care Centre!