ProjectLove Almost Complete
Since 2015, the Barwon Health Foundation, inSince 2015, the Barwon Health Foundation, inpartnership with the community, has been raisingfunds for ProjectLove – the Andrew Love CancerCentre Redevelopment at Barwon Health’s UniversityHospital Geelong.
The redevelopment will include the upgrade and refurbishment of the Chemotherapy Day Ward and the Oncology Pharmacy.
Whilst we continue to raise funds to support this project and other needs of the Andrew Love CancerCentre, we are excited to advise that construction is almost there!
The project space is currently undergoing final fit-out and we look forward to show casing this to all of our supporters and patients when the new Oncology Dayward and Oncology Pharmacy opens in May this year.
The Redevelopment will make a big difference to the Geelong Community
The redevelopment will makea big difference to the 2,400 people diagnosed with cancer each year in our region and will offer our patients and their families the following benefits:
• Provide clinicians and pharmacists with more efficient facilities to support the continued growth in the volume of manufactured chemotherapy drugs.
• A private space for the individual counselling of patients, particularly with the increased use of oral chemotherapy treatments and take-home medication.
• A direct link between the Oncology Pharmacyand Day Ward to allow for safer and more efficient transport and delivery of drugs.
• The specialised Oncology Pharmacy.Dispensary will minimise the need forpatients to visit the main hospital pharmacy
.• Improved facilities will provide patients easier access to oncology and haematology clinicaltrials, with a purpose built clinical trials area.
• Cubicle style treatment bays allowing more private space for patients and their families.
• Upgraded décor to provide patients with a calm comfortable environment.
• Upgraded food and beverage station for volunteers to provide a better service topatients during their treatment
.• Improved work areas for medical staff toenable enhanced visibility of patients during their treatment.
• A family treatment bay will provide a more comfortable environment for patients receiving treatment while caring for children.
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