Help the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation (POWHF) raise vital funds so that cancer patients across The Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) cancer services can access the highest standard of care possible.
The Prince of Wales Hospital’s Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre (NCCC) delivers modern facilities for POWH patients and provides an integrated, coordinated, patient-centred approach to the treatment and post-care of patients. Over 5000 cancer patients are treated at the NCCC each year and numbers are increasing by around 100 patients a year. The NCCC’s state of the art radiation therapy service provides specialised care for patients who come from all over NSW and even from interstate. We also house the biggest hereditary cancer unit in NSW and operate a youth cancer service.
To optimise the health and well-being of people living with and beyond cancer, we are also soon opening a Cancer Survivorship Centre. The Centre will provide survivors and their families with resources to better manage their treatment beyond acute diagnosis and care. So many issues faced by cancer survivors go beyond physical health and include mental and emotional health, financial matters, as well as social and spiritual matters. Well-equipped and flexible spaces for support group activities are an important component of the Survivorship Centre.
Dry July has funded projects aimed at making our cancer patients more comfortable since 2008 and we are delighted about this support!
I’ve found my treatment here wonderful; every department in the hospital takes the time to make sure I am comfortable and happy. For example, after my surgery and when I was receiving transfusions and was being treated alongside older patients, the nurses always take the time to come and socialise with us young ones.
My care has been nothing but amazing, I have always felt comfortable and happy and when I am sad there is always a shoulder to cry on, [staff] really go above and beyond to make sure their patients have quality of life.