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.

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2016 Projects at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

SVHM will use funds raised through Dry July 2016 to continue ongoing projects for cancer patients, including:

- Purchase and provision of medical alert cards and fridge magnets
- Daily newspaper subscriptions for patient access
- Christmas decorations for the Cancer Centre, 6th Floor Oncology, and Caritas Hospice
- Purchase and provision of herbal teas

In addition the Cancer Centre will update its patient resource area and purchase drums for the Caritas Hospice music therapy program.

Furnishings and Equipment

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne used Dry July 2015 funds to improve patients' comfort by purchasing:

- 2 special vital signs monitors which are less likely to cause discomfort when taking blood pressure readings

- Beds to enable overnight visitors

- Additional chairs for patient areas

- A Stedy transfer aid to transport ambulant patients from bed side to bathroom or chair to help patients preserve energy and reduce fatigue

- 2 patient bedside chairs with high backs

- A blanket warming cabinet for Oncology

Congratulations, we made it!

Congratulations to all of our Dry July supporters this year. You did it! What a fantastic effort. A whole month without alcohol, and all for an extraordinary cause – you should be very proud, we certainly are!

We are so thrilled with the donations St Vincent’s has received this year and are hopeful to see the overall tally continue to rise as we see out the month of August. Every dollar you’ve donated will go directly to the cause, benefiting our cancer patients, making a difficult time in their lives just that little bit easier. THANK YOU. 

We look forward to sharing with you all the benefits from this year’s fundraising efforts.  

Thank You from St Vincent's

Thank you for helping to make a difference to the lives of people receiving their treatment in the St. Vincent’s Cancer Centre. We acknowledge that this can be a very difficult and daunting time for patients. These challenges affect not only those with cancer but their family and friends too. With funds raised from previous years’ Dry In July campaigns we have been able to introduce extras that have helped make the Cancer Centre more welcoming, supportive and comforting. Funds raised in past campaigns have meant that while receiving their cancer treatment, patients are now able to relax in a massage chair and listen to their favourite music. All visitors are welcomed the view of fresh flowers and the greenery of an internal garden. We are excited to be the beneficiaries of another Dry in July campaign so that we can continue to add improvements to our centre that will help ease the burden of receiving treatment for cancer.

Sue-Anne McLachlan MBBS MSc FRACP

Director Oncology

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Herbal Tea

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne used a portion of funds from Dry July 2015 to purchase complimentary Tea Drop Pyramid Tea for patients to enjoy.

The herbal tea helps with relaxation.

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