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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

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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