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We hope you will join us in going dry (or dry-ish) 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.

Our wish-list for the 2020 Dry(ish) July Campaign is:
• Conditioner and combs for scalp cooling
• Vouchers for therapeutic massage or physiotherapy
• Funding to cover the cost of an education video introducing the CDU team and the basics of chemo treatment – presented on a USB for patients to take home
• Movie ticket vouchers
• Fridge magnets to include the contact information for the new Nurse-led Clinic
• 3 x shower commode chairs
• 3 x carriers for portable oxygen
• 6 West Oncology ward sunroom upgrade
• Christmas Decorations & Trees (Cancer Centre & 6th Floor)
• Newspapers for patients
• Bouquet of flowers
• Luxury tea bags
• TIM TAMS
• Carmen’s muesli bars

Latest Updates

New Treatment Chairs

Two additional chairs were purchased by the St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Cancer Centre enabling treatment to more patients. Additional chairs will mean that patients can have the option of choosing a bed or a chair for their chemotherapy treatment. Treatment times vary and some patients prefer a chair to a bed and the two more chairs will make a real difference.

Yoga mats at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

SVHM has purchased yoga mats for use in cancer centre's mindfulness program for cancer patients, with the aim being to reduce anxiety and induce relaxation.

Tim Tams

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne has been able to stock a supply of Tim Tam biscuits for patients receiving chemotherapy.

The Tim Tams are offered to patients and their families whilst undergoing treatment for cancer. Foods such as Tim Tams which are high in calories have been found to be beneficial to patients with cancer who are at a high risk of malnutrition due to their treatment and have been recommended by our dietician.

Magazine Subscriptions

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne has been able to offer our patient a selection of magazines for the Cancer Centre, Oncology ward and for Caritas Palliative Care patients to read while in the waiting room and while undergoing chemotherapy and other therapies that require sitting for long periods, all thanks to Dry July supporters.


Drink Bottles

Drink bottles are provided to St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne patients as part of the STV Cancer Centre Pack given to every new patient commencing chemotherapy, as a means of encouraging them to drink water while having treatment.

These bottles have been purchase courtesy of support from Dry July.

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