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Love Your St Vincent’s Werribee Private Hospital

Patients undergoing care for cancer often require many hours of treatment, several times a week. Having such extensive chemotherapy or radiotherapy is extremely difficult emotionally and physically.

While our staff always strive to provide the best possible support – and this is greatly appreciated by our patients – it is also extremely important to provide the most comfortable setting possible.

Our Day Oncology Centres urgently need to purchase additional specialist treatment chairs for patients receiving chemotherapy treatment. Each chair is $7,500.

Treatment chairs are specially designed to allow patients to be comfortable while receiving treatment. They are padded for optimal relief and are adjustable to allow patients to sit, recline or lie down to sleep during the extended periods of receiving care.

Our medical staff have let us know that the chairs provide great benefits for their patients. “These ergonomically designed treatment chairs provide additional comfort and support to our patients for their long days of receiving therapy,” said Rachel Simpson, Registered Nurse, St Vincent’s Private Werribee, Day Oncology Centre.

With your support, our patients – including Jeff, see his story below – will be as comfortable as possible and receive the best medical care during a very difficult time in their lives.

Jeff’s story

Jeff was thrilled when he was able to receive his treatment at St Vincent’s Werribee shortly after our Day Oncology Centre at Werribee Private Hospital opened in early 2018.

Werribee resident, Jeff, has been receiving treatment at St Vincent’s Day Oncology Centre since May 2017. Initially, he received his treatment at our Hospital in Fitzroy, but when his circumstances changed, he was pleased to be able to attend our Werribee Hospital.

“Treatment at Fitzroy was convenient while I was working in the city but once I retired, the hour’s journey each way meant my procedure took the better part of my day.

“Being able to get my treatment only a 10-minute bike ride from home makes the process much simpler and less disruptive to my day.

“The facilities are excellent, and the treatment chairs ensure my therapy is always comfortable. I can even have a nap if I feel like it.

“I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at both locations.

“The level of care and the professionalism of staff from the front counter to the wards is first rate.

“I’ve always felt safe and secure and my interactions at both locations have been more like dealing with friends and colleagues who just happen to be medical professionals.

“In particular, I’d like to thank Karen (Werribee reception) and Raji and Rachel (Werribee oncology) for the caring manner and professional care they always provide,” Jeff said.

Contact

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