Prince of Wales Hospital is partnering with Quest Apartment Hotels Mascot to provide accommodation for cancer patients and families living more than 100km from the Randwick. The hospital will use Dry July funds to support this service.
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Help the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation raise vital funds so that cancer patients across the Prince of Wales Hospital cancer services can access the highest standard of care possible.
The Prince of Wales Hospital’s Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre (NCCC) delivers modern facilities for Prince of Wales Hospital patients and provides an integrated, coordinated, patient-centred approach to the treatment and post-care of patients. Over 5000 cancer patients are treated at the NCCC each year and numbers are increasing by around 100 patients a year.
The NCCC’s state of the art radiation therapy service provides specialised care for patients who come from all over NSW and even from interstate. We also house the biggest hereditary cancer unit in NSW and operate a youth cancer service.
To optimise the health and wellbeing of people living with and beyond cancer, we are also soon opening a Cancer Survivorship Centre in 2019. The Centre will provide survivors and their families with resources to better manage their treatment beyond acute diagnosis and care. So many issues faced by cancer survivors go beyond physical health and include mental and emotional health, financial matters, as well as social and spiritual matters. Well-equipped and flexible spaces for support group activities are an important component of the Survivorship Centre.
Dry July has funded projects aimed at making our cancer patients more comfortable since 2008 and we are delighted about this support!
You can join the Prince of Wales Hospital Dry July Team or donate to them directly here: https://www.dryjuly.com/teams/prince-of-wales-hospital-foundation-team
2018 was a fantastic year for Dry July at the Prince of Wales Hospital with nearly $50,000 raised and over 80 participants – please help us exceed this with YOUR support in 2019 so we can continue to give the best care possible to our patients.
The Prince of Wales Hospital used funding from Dry July 2015 to purchase new chemotherapy treatment chairs. The state-of-the-art chairs will include TV screens so that patients can watch programs while having treatment; some patients need to sit in these chairs for up to 6 hours at a time.
The oncology ward balcony was refurbished in 2013 with Dry July funds, enabling inpatients to access fresh air directly from the ward.
POWH will use some Dry July funds to add to the balcony a new sculpture, outdoor cushions, and new plants.
Dry July funds have been used to install beach scenes across the walls in the radiation therapy bunkers for the Coogee and Maroubra rooms at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. Such artwork has been shown to reduce patient stress while undergoing this complex and intimidating treatment.
The Prince of Wales Hospital has been a Dry July beneficiary since 2008 and has used funds for a multitude of projects aimed at making patients more comfortable.
These include new furnishings, treatment chairs, ice machines, a patient buzzer system, artwork in the wards, vehicles, and the Dreams2Live4 program.