Cancer Patients Foundation recognises hospital support

Chemotherapy Unit staff with patient and award
Chemotherapy Unit nursing staff proudly showcase their award with patient Christine McKenzie who has benefitted from the program.
October 2, 2015

Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) has been awarded State Venue of the Year 2014 for its ongoing support of the Look Good Feel Better program.
The award was presented by the Cancer Patients Foundation in recognition of the hospital’s outstanding commitment and ongoing dedication, particularly from the Chemotherapy Unit team and hospital volunteers, to help women, men and teens face cancer with confidence.

‘Look Good…Feel Better’ is a community initiative that helps patients to learn how to handle the changes in personal appearance that may result from chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

The RGH Chemotherapy Unit opened in 2010 and began running the specialist program a year later.

Chemotherapy Unit CNS Maxine Reynolds explained that the program is about more than the practical elements of learning make-up tips and ways to deal with hair loss.

“The program sessions provide a forum where fellow cancer sufferers can chat about their experiences and provide support to each other,” said Maxine.

“We are glad to be able to host this initiative for the good of our patients.”