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The Canberra Region Cancer Centre is a world class healthcare facility that brings together cancer treatment and related services in one purpose built facility. The care and support of our patients is central to everything we do.

The Canberra Region Cancer Centre facilitates improved cancer treatment and other related services in the ACT and surrounding region by drawing together and integrating services, research and teaching programs. The Centre is designed to meet the needs of Canberra and the Southern New South Wales communities well into the future.

Services operating within the Centre take a multi-disciplinary team approach to health treatment and support. Our cancer services comprise several highly skilled teams, including Medical and Radiation Oncology, Haematology, Immunology, Surgery, Bone Marrow Transplant, Psychosocial and Palliative Care to provide comprehensive services to patients and their carers with cancer and related illnesses. We are committed to reducing the burden of care in the ACT and surrounding region through high quality treatment, research and education.

The Canberra Hospital Foundation has been a proud beneficiary of Dry July campaign since 2009 and is committed to ensuring the Canberra community come on board to not only support Dry July, but in turn the Capital Region Cancer Service. Our adult patients living with cancer have gained so much from previous campaign funding, thank you!

In 2020 we are raising funds for:
• Uplift our Linanc area with art murals
• Blanket warmer
• Two massage chairs, as well as the ongoing provision of;
• Our Therapeutic Harp program,
• Our hospitality trolley providing refreshments for our patients, and;
• Floral arrangements at reception desks within the Centre.

Latest Updates

New sleep pods added in the Canberra Region Cancer Centre!

Through the wonderful support of the Dry July community in 2019, new sleep pods were added to the waiting areas in the Canberra Region Cancer Centre.

These sleep pods provide privacy and comfort for patients waiting between appointments and procedures. Fundraising for Canberra Hospital Foundation supports cancer patient in our region, many who travel long distances to receive treatment.

Your help allows the Foundation to fund the tea trolley for refreshments, floral displays throughout the Centre and our Therapeutic Harpist to provide a comforting and caring environment.

Canberra Hospital receives an additional grant from Dry July Foundation

We're pleased to announce that Canberra Hospital has received an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation October grant round.

This grant will enable continuation of the beloved therapeutic harp program.

Harp therapy has been shown to help cancer patients cope with the side effects of their treatment, and can provide a sense of calm to patients who may feel distressed and anxious in a busy hospital environment.

Dry July Foundation funds Sleep Pods at Canberra Hospital

Thanks to funds raised through Dry July 2019, Canberra Hospital has been able to purchase specialist chairs ("pods") that convert into beds with movable and breathable shade/cover that prevents noise and light penetration.

Sleep Pods use psychoacoustic techniques to promote relaxation and sleep.

These are for use by rural and regional patients that travel and need rest during treatment.

Flowers brighten the day at Canberra Hospital

On a daily basis the front line reception staff continue to respond to patients and their carers commenting and enquiring around the floral arrangements that are a constant source of admiration on each of the reception desks, and people are always surprised to find out they are not real.

It is in that pure appreciation of something beautiful that tends to bring out the best in everyone and opens up conversation not at all related to the reason why patients and their families are here. So thanks to DRY July small distractions like this make for small positives in what can be difficult days for families.


Easter Bunny visits patients at Canberra Hospital

Funding from the Dry July Foundation to support the Tea Trolley Service continues to lift spirits at Canberra Hospital; especially when the Easter Bunny is in town! Here's what some of the patients had to say:

“It is so nice to be able to be offered some alternative teas when you are feeling unwell. I always make use of the herbal varieties available”.

“The friendly service provided by the tea/coffee volunteers is most appreciative by both myself and husband. It provides a homely and supportive atmosphere whilst undergoing treatment at the CRCC”.

Much appreciated Lea and Bill Huber

“I so look forward to getting my cup of tea from the friendly ladies and gents during my cancer treatment at CRCC”.

Mark Biega.


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