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The Canberra Hospital

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Help us raise funds for:
- Refurbishment of the Radiation Oncology Waiting Room;
- Building a therapeutic garden space and establish privacy screens for patients and their families, 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

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.

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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. 

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Dry July Tea Trolley

Volunteers at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre run a hospitality tea trolley providing a choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a biscuit for patients as they wait for treatment. Dry July monies are used to purchase the trolley supplies.

What a lovely idea!

“I leave home early in the morning to get to my appointment, so a welcome cup of coffee is something I look forward to. So appreciative of being offered tea/coffee while being treated. Thank you so much”

“I always look forward to the Dry July Tea Trolley coming around. A cuppa and a biscuit helps pass the time. Seeing the Dry July Tea Trolley come around is much appreciated and the highlight of a long day having treatment” 

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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

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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."

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