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.
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.