More Chairs 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
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.
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.
Vein Finders and Ultrasound Machine
Common invasive medical procedures cancer patients undergo throughout their treatment can be traumatic not only for patients who already have a fear of needles, but also for those who have ‘difficult’ veins.
Portable ultrasound machines (such as the Site-Rite system) assist clinical staff in guiding PICC lines and cannulations accurately. Dry July has helped St George Hospital and Sutherland Hospital with purchasing a few of these machines for different wards.