Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre
A state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre for the people of Ballarat and the Grampians region.
Each year thousands of people in the Ballarat and Grampians region are diagnosed with, or receive treatment for, cancer.
The vast majority of patients receive chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment in Ballarat, a few need to travel to Melbourne for highly specialised treatment and care.
Existing cancer treatment facilities in Ballarat have served the community well - but they will not cope with future demand.
In response to the health needs of the Ballarat and Grampians communities, $55 million in Federal & State Government funding has been allocated to build the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC).
When it is complete the BRICC will provide radiotherapy and chemotherapy services for cancer patients in Ballarat and the Grampians region for many years to come. In addition the BRICC will also incorporate a Wellness Centre for patients and their families, to address their wellbeing throughout their treatment & beyond.
Kathy wins a well earned holiday!
The winner of the Reach New Heights donor prize of a week’s accommodation at Lorne’s Skyline Villa is Kathy Wood of Ballarat.
By making a donation before June 30 to Reach New Heights, Kathy was automatically entered in the prize draw for the holiday accommodation.
A delighted Kathy said the timing of the prize was great because she had recently sold her post office business in Ballarat North and was looking forward to a holiday for the first time in several years.
She said she was pleased to be able to support Reach New Heights because of a personal involvement with Ballarat Health Services in recent years. Her late mother had spent time at the Base Hospital and was also cared for at the Gandarra Palliative Care Unit.
Kathy’s number was drawn by cancer survivor and Reach New Heights supporter, Libby Cornish.
Now on the road to recovery, Libby said the environment in which patients are treated is important and she says the more comfortable environment of the BRICC will help patients, many of whom spend hours at a time receiving treatment.
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