Council supports Cancer Care services at St George Hospital

13/07/2017

 

13 June 2017

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said Council will donate $10,000 to the Cancer Care Centre at St George Hospital.

Mr Rayner explained that in 1995 the Cancer Care Centre Foundation was established to improve local cancer care services and enhance the Centre.

“Since that time, the community with Government support has raised $15 million to provide world class cancer care treatment facilities at the hospital,” he said.

“The Foundation is now raising money to expand the Cancer Care Centre and especially the chemotherapy area to make it more spacious and appealing.”

“As part of this project, the Foundation is aiming to provide 19 new chemotherapy chairs for patients and is offering naming rights to the chairs for $10,000.”

“Council is proud to support the Foundation through this project, which will lead to enormous benefits to residents of the Georges River area and especially those who are affected by Cancer,” he added.

Cancer Care Centre Foundation Public Officer Phill Bates said he was delighted Council was helping the Foundation.

“Georges River Council has continued on with the outstanding support provided by the former Kogarah and Hurstville City Councils by funding a new chemotherapy chair for the centre,” he said.

“The Centre has entered the final stage of the enhancement of the Cancer Centre, this time with the expansion of the Haematology and Oncology Day Centre to allow more specific bedrooms, more clinician rooms and a spacious chemotherapy area that will allow more than double the number of chemotherapy chairs.”

"The community support provided over the years will ensure that the Cancer Care Centre is one of the finest in the country and will be able to cope with the increasing demand in the future,” he added.

For more information please contact Council via 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.

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