Wollongong Hospital is using Dry July 2013 funds for a few projects involving a patient quiet room, patient isolation rooms, and WiFi.
The hospital is fitting out a patient quiet room in the cancer centre to offer a private, quiet area of retreat for cancer patients, family and carers in time of need. The area may be used for family meetings, care planning or to provide a discrete private space where patients and family come to terms with treatment options. Dry July funds will be used to install a luminous virtual window and furnishings in this space.
In addition, two existing patient isolation rooms within the cancer centre will be enhanced with luminous virtual windows. These windows can help distract patients from feeling isolated and assist with relaxation.
The cancer centre is also using funds to offer free WiFi to patients.