Temporary Chemotherapy Day Ward Relocation

Posted on: Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Temporary Chemotherapy Day Ward Relocation

Barwon Health's Chemotherapy Day Ward has temporarily relocated from the Andrew Love Cancer Centre to University Hospital Geelong's Birdsey Wing 6 until March 2019.

The move makes way for the exciting redevelopment of the Chemotherapy Day Ward and Oncology Pharmacy, made possible by the Barwon Health Foundation's fundraising campaign, #ProjectLove.

The redevelopment will offer patients and their families the following benefits:

Chemotherapy Day Ward

  • More privacy and space for patients and their families via cubicle style treatment bays
  • A more comfortable layout for patients and staff ensuring more efficient care and treatment
  • Upgraded d├ęcor to provide patients with a calm comfortable environment
  • Upgraded food and beverage station for volunteers to provide a better service to patients during their treatment
  • An improved workstation for medical staff to enable enhanced visibility of patients during their treatment
  • A family treatment bay providing a more comfortable for patients receiving treatment while caring for children.

Oncology Pharmacy

  • Provide clinicians and pharmacists with more efficient facilities to support the continued growth in the volume of manufactured chemotherapy drugs
  • A private space for the individual counselling of patients, particularly with the increase use of oral chemotherapy treatments and take home medication
  • A direct link between the Oncology Pharmacy and Day Ward to allow for safer and more efficient transport and delivery of drugs
  • The specialised Oncology Pharmacy Dispensary will minimise the need for patients to visit the main hospital pharmacy
  • Improved facilities will provide patients easieraccess to oncology and haematology clinical trials with a purpose built clinical trials area.