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The Canberra Hospital

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Help us raise funds for:

- A tea and coffee trolley staffed by volunteers to offer tea and coffee to patients in our centre.
- Complimentary newspapers for those attending our cancer centre, and;
- Floral arrangements at reception desks, this continues funding for an item that all who visit the centre notice and admire.

The Canberra Hospital has a strong link to community-based services that provide continuity of care for patients, supporting patients from Canberra and the surrounding regions.

The new Capital Region Cancer Centre offers integrated services, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, haematology, immunology, and research and teaching programs within a single five-storey building on the Canberra Hospital campus. The new five-storey centre is a patient-centred environment built around the recently expanded and refurbished Radiation Oncology facility at Canberra Hospital. It also offers a support and information centre for patients and their families.

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 Services. Our adult patients living with cancer have gained so much from previous campaign funding, thank you!

Latest Updates

Rapid Relief Team BBQs supporting Dry July again in 2017

The Rapid Relief Team are proud supporters of Canberra Hospital’s Dry July campaign. Since 2016 the dedicated volunteers have raised $4,510 through hosting BBQ’s at Canberra Hospital! Selling delicious gourmet burgers, the BBQ is incredibly popular amongst staff, patients and visitors to the hospital. The next BBQ will be held on Tuesday 1 August to wrap up Dry July 2017 outside the Canberra Region Cancer Centre. The Canberra Hospital Foundation is incredibly grateful to the Rapid Relief Team for supporting people with cancer in the ACT and surrounding region.

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Roberta's story

Roberta has been a long term patient at the Canberra Hospital and the Canberra Region Cancer Centre. It was a second cancer diagnosis 11 year years ago of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma just after coming to Canberra to live, which has resulted in her receiving ongoing treatment this whole time.

After extensive chemotherapy and then a stem cell transplant, Roberta’s immune system was compromised which means she comes into the centre every month to receive maintenance treatment.

Roberta has seen the changes within the hospital and move into the Canberra Region Cancer Centre over 3 years ago. She appreciates the services that are offered from the volunteers especially the tea service. Roberta could not speak highly enough of the staff and support she receives from the Centre.

You can’t help but feel positive in Roberta’s presence as she speaks about her life away from the CRCC and enthusiasm for travel. Although her treatment will be ongoing, she talks positively of how the centre helps to accommodate her travel goals and works closely with her to meet her medication needs and life goals.

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Patient VR goggles- The Canberra Hospital

Dry July has funded virtual reality goggles for patients. The goggles facilitate a reduction in anxiety and pain whilst receiving treatment. 

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Recliner Chairs- The Canberra Hospital

Dty July funded the purchase recliner chairs for our patients on ward 14B which enables them to lift their legs into a reclining position.

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Floral Displays at reception of The Canberra Hospital

Dry July has funded a project to maintain floral displays at the reception desk within the cancer centre.

Feedback from the staff is below;

Patients, families and staff absolutely LOVE the floral displays on reception desks throughout the Cancer Centre – they look so real!! Every month the flowers are changed, and they are always look fresh, colourful and create a more welcoming environment

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