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The Canberra Hospital

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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 2019 we are raising funds for:
• Two Sleep Pods
• Refurbishing our Linanc area, as well as the ongoing provision of;
• Our Therapeutic Harp program,
• Our hospitality trolley providing refreshments for our clients, and;
• Floral arrangements at reception desks within the Centre.

Latest Updates

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.

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. 

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. 

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”