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St George Hospital

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Thank you for your help. You are helping us to make people affected by cancer a little more comfortable by fundraising for:

- Patient entertainment units
- Fit out of the chemotherapy day centre patient kitchen
- Hair loss prevention system for patients managing this side effect of chemotherapy treatments
- Chemotherapy treatment chairs
- New patient garden to provide a peaceful outlook for our patients in the chemotherapy day centre

Here at St George we provide multidisciplinary specialist inpatient, outpatient and community cancer care. Our Cancer Services are provided by many teams including medical oncology, radiation oncology, haematology, peritonectomy, brachytherapy, and palliative care.

We are the tertiary referral centre for St George residents with a diagnosis of cancer and or blood disorders. We are also the only Public Hospital in NSW providing Seed Prostate, Breast and Skin Brachytherapy. Approximately 40% of our patients are from a cultural and linguistically diverse background.

Funds raised by Dry July have previously enabled us to refurbish kitchenettes, improve inpatient ward waiting rooms, purchase waiting room chairs, purchase portable ultrasound machines, bladder scanners, weight scales, heavy patient lifting devices and other patient comfort items. All of these items have made it easier for our patients and their families affected by cancer. We thank you.

Latest Updates

St George Hospital receives a grant from the Dry July Foundation

We're proud to announce that St George Hospital has received a grant from the Dry July Foundation 2018 Grant Program.

The grant will go towards the following: 

• Chemotherapy treatment chairs to improve the comfort of patients receiving chemotherapy

Chairs to improve comfort at St George Hospital

St George Hospital will again use Dry July funds to improve patient comfort by purchasing:

- new clinic examination tables which are more easily raised and lowered for patient access

- high back patient chairs

- patient waiting room chairs for the Cancer Care Centre waiting space which services the Radiation Oncology Unit, Chemotherapy Unit and Clinics

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Seating Patients More Comfortably at St George Hospital

This year St George Hospital is using Dry July money to make patients a little more comfortable by focusing on new chairs. All areas of the hospitals’ cancer treatment areas endure high traffic and chairs wear out quickly; however, without outside funding support, timely replacement wouldn’t be possible.

Purchases will include:

High back chairs for inpatient areas of 4 North and 4 East

High back chairs for Gunyah ward 

A specialised procedural chair

SGSHHS will also buy a portable ultrasound machine for the Haematology Oncology Day Centre, to assist clinical staff in guiding cannulations more accurately.

Kitchenette Refurbished

St George Hospital used funds to refurbish the kitchenette in the patient waiting area so that patients and carers can have a hot or cold drink while they wait, and also purchased new, more comfortable chairs.

St George Hospital also used funds from Dry July 2013 to purchase high back chairs, low-low beds, an ice machine and blanket warmer for the cancer ward.

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Free WiFi for St George and Sutherland Hospital Patients

Dry July funds have been used to install WiFi in the waiting rooms of Cancer Care Centre at St George Hospital, Oncology Day Clinic at Sutherland Hospital and Bezzina House (Cancer Care Lodge) at St George Hospital. Now patients can browse the internet free of charge while receiving treatment at the hospitals.