Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre

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The Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre is located in Nowra, NSW and provides cancer treatment and support services to patients living on the South Coast.
Dry July funding allows our service to improve patient spaces, expand patient education, update resources, implement wellbeing programs and purchase equipment or items to improve patient comfort.
With Dry July funding we have recently delivered the following projects, suggested by patients and staff;
- NEW magazines throughout the patient spaces in the Centre and the Milton-Ulladulla Community Cancer Services Centre
- Children’s Creativity Packs for children accompanying adults to appointments in the Centre and the Milton-Ulladulla Community Cancer Services Centre
- 2018/2019: Living Well After Treatment Workshops
- Music delivered via iPad and speaker, while patients undergo Radiation Therapy treatment
- Colour me Calm Mindfulness Resource Kits for Chemotherapy patients
- Hot beverage upgrade to Hot Chocolate & Herbal Teas in patient wait spaces
- Trolley to transport DVDs and DVD players for use by Chemotherapy patients

Projects in the pipeline with 2018 Dry July funds are;
- Welcome to Cancer Services video for patient viewing
- Introduction of virtual reality Radiation Therapy patient education software

In 2019 we continue to explore suggestions from patients on what they feel would improve their experience in the Centre. We encourage you to support us so we can bring their ideas come to life! Thank you.

Latest Updates

Our plans for Dry July 2017 funds.

Each year we work incredibly hard to raise funds through the Dry July campaign. Have you been wondering how this year’s donations might be spent? Our ‘Bright Ideas’ patient survey campaign, showed a trend for three focus areas which have been categorised as follows:

Introduction of Living Well With and After Cancer Treatment programs, which aim to assist people who have completed their cancer treatment to help enrich their quality of life and take the care of their mind, body and spirit.

 Reinvigorate our space. Our patients have told us that more pleasant waiting areas, the introduction of visual and digital arts and improved refreshment facilities would be a welcome addition to regular appointments throughout treatment.

 Develop the While You’re Here initiative that will provide a series of creative mediums for patients and family members to use during treatment or while waiting for treatment. This includes art and craft spaces, daily newspapers, magazines and the availability of technology to listen to music or browse the internet.

 There have been so many incredible ideas added to our Wish List for this year’s fundraising. We cannot wait to bring them to life!

Sky Ceilings

Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre is planning to use Dry July 2016 funds towards the purchase and installation of digital sky ceilings for the radiotherapy bunkers and other clinical areas throughout the cancer centre.

Research has shown that pleasing aesthetics in he bunkers has a positive impact on patient comfort, anxiety and overall experience during radiotherapy treatment.

Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre’s First Projects

2015 was Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre’s first year as a Dry July beneficiary.

The centre plans to use funds raised to install digital sky ceilings in radiotherapy bunkers and other clinical areas throughout the cancer centre, to reduce the clinical feel within the treatment and consult areas, and also install free WiFi for patients.