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The Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre is located in Nowra, NSW. Our teams provide treatment and support services to patients living on the South Coast, NSW.

Every year our Illawarra and Shoalhaven teams collectively treat over 65,000 patients.

We are proud to report in 2020/2021 with Dry July funding we;
- Beautified the garden at the entrance to the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Accommodation Centre. ($3K) Check out the before and after pics here: https://www.dryjuly.com/beneficiaries/shoalhavencancercarecentre/posts/23981

- Printed 700 radiation therapy patient education books. This print run included male pelvis, prostate and lung. ($10K)

- Upgraded patient amenities at the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Accommodation Centre. ($7.5K) Find details here: https://www.dryjuly.com/beneficiaries/shoalhavencancercarecentre/posts/23982

- Installed TV brackets and wired and installed bedside reading lights in every room in the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Accommodation Centre. ($8K)

In 2021 we continue to explore suggestions from patients on what they feel would improve their experience. Please support us so we can bring their ideas to life! Thank you

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Upgrades to patient amenities in the Shoalhaven Cancer Care made possible thanks to Dry July fundraising

Basic items in our patient accommodation had some real wear and tear. Dry July funding has allowed us to purchase quality practical items such as fancy Sheridan towels for our patients, modern linen for beds, replace the broken toaster and old kettle in the community kitchen, provide a Nespresso Coffee Machine, purchase matching dining sets, replace cutlery, provide comfortable cushions and as requested by patients place an alarm clock in every patient room!

These improvements have really lifted spirits and genuinely created a home away from home feel for patients and families who travel from within our rural region to Nowra for treatment. Thanks to our Accommodation Manager Jarrod for identifying the needs of our patients and collaborating with us to deliver!


Garden makeovers in Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre made possible thanks to our Dry July fundraising

Our tired looking garden (dirt patch :)) at the entrance to the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Accommodation Centre has had a makeover with fertilised soil, new plants, weed matting, mulch and the addition of pebbles.

Our staff and patients have noticed a HUGE difference with our Accommodation Manager, Jarrod, reporting that ‘everyone has noticed’ and he has had such positive feedback about the improvement. It really is so much more welcoming. Great work team and we are proud to have collaborated with a local landscaper to deliver this project for our patients!

Patient services at Shoalhaven Cancer Centre are supported thanks to Dry July 2020

We are extremely grateful for your fundraising efforts and dedication. With your help, $18,157 was raised!

These funds will go towards patient accommodation improvements, development and printing of patient education resources, and not to mention our ongoing Dry July funded programs and initiatives!

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.

Dry July 2019 campaign supports patients at the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre

Thanks to funds raised through the Dry July campaign in 2019, the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre has been able to fund the following projects:

• Wellness Activities including Yoga, Tai Chi and massage 

• Art and our community: Commission of local indigenous artist to produce bespoke artwork for the centre

• Enhancements to Patient Accommodation: Purchase of comfort items at the Shoalhaven Cancer Accommodation Centre - iPads, Coffee machines, pots, pans and sandwich press

• While You're Here Project: Magazine subscriptions and entertainment packs for children


Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre receives a grant from the Dry July Foundation

We're proud to announce that Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre has received a grant from the Dry July Foundation 2018 Grant Program.

The grant will go towards the following: 

• “While You're Here” project: providing patients with reading materials and activities to distract and occupy them while waiting for appointments or during treatment

• Virtual Reality Patient Education for Radiation Therapy Patients, allowing patients and their carers to see how radiation works, what it will do to tumours, and what the treatment will look and sound like


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