St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

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We hope you will join us in going dry this July to help us to continue to provide the best possible care to our cancer patients at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne prides itself in providing the very best care and treatment to patients from all walks of life, especially those who are vulnerable and isolated. We treat more than 57,000 patients a year in our world class Cancer Centre. Our Cancer Centre staff are dedicated and passionate which is evident in their everyday medical practices and care. Fundraising through Dry July assists staff in making this happen. That’s why we need your support! The Cancer Centre Chemotherapy Day Unit provides specialised treatment for up to 28 patients a day, both from the metropolitan and rural areas of Victoria. The 6th floor Oncology Ward looks after inpatients that need further additional care and cancer treatment. We’d love to reach our fundraising target of $50,000 this year so we can provide and update vital & essential equipment and supplies to our cancer patients.

Latest Updates

Bringing Christmas Cheer to St Vincent's

St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne have used a portion of their Dry July funds to bring some Christmas cheer to their cancer centre, oncology ward and Caritas Christi Palliative care.

Thanks to our DJs and their donors for making this possible!

Massage Equipment for Caritas Christi

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne used Dry July funds to purchase a special massage table (with extra padding) and massage chair for the Caritas Christi campus. This equipment is in use for palliative care patients, to help make them a little more comfortable.

Mural at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne is using a portion of funds from Dry July 2013 to install a mural in the Cancer Centre.

Previously, there was a large blank brick wall adjacent to the chemotherapy treatment area. Patients can spend up to 6 hours at a time receiving treatment, and visual stimulation can offer some comfort and distraction during this time.

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne's First Dry July

St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne used Dry July funds to improve the environment in the Cancer Centre by installing a new interior garden and a mural for patients to contemplate while receiving chemotherapy treatment. The hospital also improved an external balcony.

Dry July funds have also been used by the hospital for:

iPads, newspapers, and magazine subscriptions with Dry July funds so that patients have something to do while receiving treatments which can take up to 6 hours a day

medical alert cards

2 Accuvein finders

massage therapy chair

blanket warmer

music system

blood taking chair


health and wellness room chemotherapy chair

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