Barwon Health Hospital Appeal - #ProjectLove
Barwon Health Hospital Appeal unveils new project with an evening of LOVE
The Barwon Health Foundation's newest project for the Barwon Health Hospital Appeal was launched on Thursday 26 February at the #Projectlove event.
'An evening of LOVE' launched the 2015 Barwon Health Hospital Appeal #Projectlove campaign video and unveil details of the exciting new project to Foundation supporters and donors. In keeping with the 'love' theme, guests will then be treated to a romantic feature
#Projectlove will follow on from the successful Special Care Nursery Project and is a two-year fundraising campaign, raising much-needed funds the redevelopment of the Andrew Love Cancer Centre (ALCC) Chemotherapy Day Ward and Pharmacy. This redevelopment will
make a big impact in the lives of people within the Geelong region fighting cancer.
#Projectlove will be completely community funded and is only made possible with strong
local support. The target is to raise approximately $3 million, to contribute to the redevelopment and to purchase new equipment in both areas of the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.
In our region, 2,394 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and 197 people are
treated in the ALCC Chemotherapy Day Ward each week, as well as 600 medical outpatient
Each patient, however, is an individual, with an individual treatment plan and chemotherapy
made especially for them by the ALCC Pharmacy. This pharmacy supplies over 16,500
products per year for patients treated at Barwon Health and since 2010, the number of items prepared and supplied by the ALCC Pharmacy to Barwon Health patients has increased by more than 80%.
To keep up with the increase demand, the pharmacy needs expanding to ensure each
patient receives the best individual treatment possible. The redevelopment will feature more space and updated equipment to provide clinicians and pharmacists with the best facilities possible.
Additionally, the current Chemotherapy Day Ward needs expanding and updating to ensure
patients receive their treatment in the most comfortable environment.
Director of Barwon Health cancer Services David Ashley believes the redevelopment will
make a big difference to the lives of the thousands that are treated by the entre each year,
"The volume of Andrew Love Cancer Centre patients continues to rise and so it is vital that
we address these growing needs in terms of space and equipment. Expanding the Chemo
Dayward and Oncology Pharmacy will go a long way to ensuring the best possible
experience for patients and staff."
Community support needed
The community can help get this project started by donating to the Barwon Health Hospital
Appeal at any local Bendigo Bank branch or attending a Barwon Health Foundation
fundraising event throughout the year. To make a secure online donation click here.