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

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

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."

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.

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.

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.