Radiation Oncology Waiting Room Refurbishment
With our funding from the 2017campaign we wanted to create a less clinical, private, supportive and nurturing atmosphere for patients as they await treatment on the LINAC.
Our consumers have found this is a more relaxed and comfortable waiting area with the new chairs and the natural themed wallpaper, removing the clinical feel of the open space.
Keeping the lines of communication open
Funding from Dry July 2017 brought iPad's to Canberra Hospital. The iPad's have enhanced communications between patients and their families. iPad's not only offer entertainment and connection possibilities but can also enable families who may be interstate to communicate with doctors and staff – thank you Dry July for making purchasing of these iPad's possible.
2017 Funds at The Canberra Hospital
Canberra Hospital Foundation has utilised Dry July funding from 2017 for a number of wonderful projects and programs including:
- continuing the Harp Therapy program with Alison Ware
- supporting the end of life experience for palliative care patients with memory boxes, hand prints, family books and candles
- continuing to provide floral display around the ward
- continuing to provide newspapers for guests at Duffy House
Art Therapy at The Canberra Hospital
The Canberra Hospital used Dry July funding to implement an art therapy program. The Creative Space program enabled an Art Therapist to work with inpatients and outpatients within the Canberra Region Cancer Centre and the hospital.
"Art Therapy is an exterior map for the interior self. It can help people express traumatic or upsetting experiences through non-verbal communication, in a safe and non judgemental environment."