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: https://www.dryjuly.com/teams/prince-of-wales-hospital-foundation-4