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Please support our cancer patients in need this Christmas.

Patients undergoing cancer care at our Day Oncology Unit often require hours of treatment, several times a week. Chemotherapy or radiotherapy takes a heavy toll on patients’ physical and psychological wellbeing.

This is why it is so important that we provide patients with a comfortable and relaxing setting as possible. The creation of individual pods will give patients more privacy and changes to the physical space will enhance patients’ experience.

By supporting the upgrade of the Day Oncology Unit, you will help to improve the care we provide to all our cancer patients.

Patients like Point Cook resident Alison Smith. Alison was dealt a devastating blow of being diagnosed with stage four terminal bowel cancer just a few months after her 50th birthday.

After being referred to St Vincent’s Private Oncologist, Professor Peter Gibbs, in early April 2019, no time was wasted in getting Alison’s treatment underway.

These additional features will ensure the Day Oncology Unit provides patients with the best possible experience during an extremely challenging time.

When asked about the proposed changes Alison said, “It’s already an amazing place, but the upgrade would add to it. It would make it a less clinical and more calming environment. Anything that provides a distraction is a good thing when you’re going through hours of chemo.”

We cannot achieve our vision of bringing exceptional healthcare to the west without support from our community.

Please consider giving a gift to St Vincent's Private Hospital Werribee. Your gift will enable us to:

  • purchase three new treatment chairs at $7,500 each
  • refurbish the Day Oncology Unit to create a calm and tranquil environment, which will enable patients to relax during their treatment.

Alison now receives ongoing chemotherapy at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee. Alison says, “St Vincent’s Werribee has made my journey a lot easier. I feel so lucky that I don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn and battle traffic to face a pretty ordinary day being pumped full of chemicals. Plus, the staff are amazing. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.”

Please send a gift today to support the refurbishment of the Day Oncology Unit, so that many more patients, like Alison, can receive the care they need close to home.

Please donate today. With support from our community, we can provide the very best equipment and facilities at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee.

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St Vincent's Foundation
Ground floor
Rear, 55 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065