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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

Canberra Hospital receive a grant from Dry July Foundation

We're proud to announce that Canberra Hospital has received a grant from the Dry July Foundation.

The grant will go towards the following: 

• A Scalp Cooling Cap for use during chemotherapy, aimed at reducing the side-effect of hair loss cause by chemotherapy

• Newspapers & Magazines subscription for Duffy House and the Cancer Centre

• Water and Ice Station to make patients more comfortable during treatment

• Refurbishment of patient waiting areas to create a pleasant, non-clinical environment to conduct chemotherapy/stem cell collection and transplant education sessions for new patients.

To see a list of all recipients from the Dry July Foundation 2018 Grant Program, visit 

Therapeutic Harp Program + more at Canberra Hospital

Funding from the Dry July campaign and a grant from the Dry July Foundation ACT has ensured the continuation of the beloved therapeutic harp program at Canberra Hospital. 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. The program at The Canberra Hospital is delivered by a certified harp therapist and has been funded by Dry July since 2012. Additional funds have provided a water and ice station so patients do not have to leave their treatment area; waiting area refurbishments, a 12 month magazine and newspaper subscription and floral displays to brighten up the reception areas.

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Comfy recliners for patients at Canberra Hospital

Thanks to 2017 funding, Canberra Hospital has been able to provide comfortable seating for patients who need to get out of bed and seated upright as part of their recovery process. The recliners had to be specially modified for the cancer centre. 

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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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