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A dedicated information space for cancer patients at Frankston Hospital

Cancer patients and their families on the Mornington Peninsula now have a dedicated space to find out more information and talk to others, with the opening of the Cancer Information and Resource Lounge at Frankston Hospital.

Construction of the Cancer Information and Resource Lounge was funded by the Dry July Foundation.

The room has a suite of specially set-up iPads and a range of printed information sheets to help patients and their families learn more about the disease and the different support available.

Peninsula Health’s Acting Chief Executive, David Anderson, thanked Dry July for its valuable support in creating the new space at Frankston Hospital.

“Thanks to the Dry July Foundation we are now able to provide this important information and resource service for local people affected by cancer.”

“The new space for oncology patients and families is a terrific addition to Frankston Hospital which helps us continue to deliver world-class healthcare on your doorstep,” added Mr Anderson.

Peninsula Health’s Head of Oncology, Dr Zee Wan Wong, says the new space will make a difference to patients.

“Easy access to information is crucial to empower patients and their families as they ride through their cancer journeys,” said Dr Wong.

“Peninsula Health is grateful to Dry July for its kind generosity and its unwavering commitment to improve the lives of patients with cancer.”

Dry July’s Beneficiary Program Manager, Steve Bardwell, says the Foundation is delighted to be investing in the wellbeing of people on the Mornington Peninsula.

“Dry July is pleased and proud to be supporting cancer services at Peninsula Health.”

The Cancer Information and Resource Lounge in Frankston Hospital’s Integrated Health Centre is available for any Peninsula Health cancer patients, their family and their carers.

 

For more information:

Steve Pearce, Head of Communications & Media

0429 327 664 or stevepearce@phcn.vic.gov.au