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Please 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 have just opened a Survivorship Centre. 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!

In 2019, Dry July helped to fund the refurbishment of the Survivorship Centre garden and also provided funding to purchase 4 recliner chairs and a painted mural to improve the surrounds to make the environment more aesthetic, safe, warm and comforting for the oncology patients accessing Nuclear Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital. 2019 was a fantastic year for Dry July at the Prince of Wales Hospital with nearly $30,000 raised and over 80 participants. This continued in 2020, despite the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, with our supporters raising over $32,000. Those efforts have allowed us to fund a service for young adults who are experiencing fertility struggles after their cancer treatment and beyond.

Please help us exceed this with YOUR support in 2021 so we can continue to give the best care possible to our patients.

You can join the Prince of Wales Hospital Dry July Team or donate to them directly here:

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Recent projects at Prince of Wales Hospital

Over the last year the Prince of Wales Hospital has used Dry July funding towards these wonderful projects:

- Purchasing lounges for young adult cancer services areas, particularly the waiting areas

- 3 years of free WiFi for cancer patients at POWH Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre

- Wig Library fit out with purpose built shelving and storage specifically designed for the storage of wigs and scarves and other accessories

Dry July funds chemotherapy chairs at Prince of Wales Hospital

Dry July has funded new chemotherapy chairs at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Steph, who was treated at Prince of Wales, and has since finished her treatment, was very appreciative of the new and more comfortable chemotherapy chairs...

“Theses chairs are so much more comfy than the old ones and even better – each chair has a view outside and is easy to charge device from the chair so I was able to keep up with my studies and with friends even while I was getting my treatment”. 

Steph's story

“It’s a long way from home to be fighting cancer”

Steph knows all about being resilient in the face of adversity. She is an international student studying theology while she is here in Australia working with others to contribute to the community.

“My family are back in Switzerland – and this is a long way from them but I wanted to continue my studies so I am going it on my own and I’m getting there”.

Steph thought her busy life of study and community work was the main reason why she was tired and had headaches. Trips to her GP and tests showed very little unusual but she just felt something was not quite right.

Last year in September – it all finally became clear. It was Hodgkins Lymphoma. Her treatment began straight away and she began chemo.

“I have been lucky because I have been treated in the old part of the Hospital …and now I am treated in the new part of the Hospital that Dry July has helped fund – and the difference is amazing”.

Steph loves the new open surroundings in the Prince of Wales Hospital Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

“I love the water and sea here in Australia so when I am here getting my treatment I find the seascape murals in the waiting areas and treatment rooms so important.”

Steph’s treatment is continuing and she is looking forward to getting back to her studies.

“Dry July has done an amazing job in helping patients like me get the best care possible – support Dry July and you will be making things even better for patients at Prince of Wales Hospital.”

Accommodation for Patients in Randwick

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.

New chemotherapy chairs

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.