Grant will en­hance cancer care

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

WE’RE proud to an­nounce that 22 Queens­land or­gan­i­sa­tions work­ing in cancer care have been awarded a Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land 2015 Com­mu­nity Grant.

The pro­gram aims to im­prove the pro­vi­sion of qual­ity cancer care by in­creas­ing com­fort mea­sures, en­hanc­ing dig­nity and pri­vacy, and pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional sup­port and in­for­ma­tion to peo­ple af­fected by cancer.

Or­gan­i­sa­tions that pro­vide cancer care can ap­ply for fund- ing of up to $ 10,000 to as­sist with their work.

The Townsville Hos­pi­tal Cancer Care Cen­tre has been awarded a com­mu­nity grant to pur­chase wall­pa­per mu­rals for three ra­di­a­tion ther­apy bunkers.

Work­ing to­gether with these or­gan­i­sa­tions en­ables them to of­fer spe­cialised care to cancer pa­tients, re­duc­ing the bur­den of cancer on the com­mu­nity.

Since the pro­gram was im­ple­mented in 2011, CCQ has in­jected more than $ 500,000 into hos­pi­tal de­part­ments and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Cancer Coun­cil’s grant pro­grams, visit www. can­cerqld . org. au.

The grant scheme is made pos­si­ble by gen­er­ous do­na­tions from the Queens­land com­mu­nity.

Thank you for help­ing us to give back.

PROF JEFF DUNN AO, Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land

CEO

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