NEWS & EVENTS

Sharing their burden

 
 

Creation of the Nurses Lounge and Education Centre at Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital
Cipla Medpro (Oncology) provided a donation to the Innovative Cancer Care Foundation to create a beautiful lounge and education area for the Oncology and Haematology nurses at Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital. The space that was used was an abandoned lift shaft and through exceptionally clever architectural design, has been transformed into a luxurious, quiet environment to allow the nurses to unwind, as well as access trainings. The room will also be used for education of other professionals within the unit. The investment into this area has had a significantly positive impact on the team, and one of the nursing sisters admitted to wanting to leave, but said "When I see the care this room means for us (nurses), I will now stay." . The cost of the refurbishment was R150 000 and was opened in April 2015.

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Upgrade to Charlotte Maxeke Pharmacy
The upgrade to the Charlotte Maxeke Pharmacy in the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, was completed in August 2011 at a cost of R320 000. Roche Pharmaceuticals were the main sponsor for the project, and provided a donation to the Innovative Cancer Care Foundation, for the purpose of renovating the pharmacy. This initiative provided a state-of-the-art facility to dispense cancer treatments for patients, thereby improving access to cancer care.

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Refurbishment of a Cancer Ward at Universitas Hospital, Bloemfontein
Roche Pharmaceuticals provided a donation to the Innovative Cancer Care Foundation for the refurbishment of one of the oncology wards at the Universitas Hospital in Bloemfontein. The new facility provided a sophisticated and new environment for those cancer patients undergoing hospital stays for treatment of their cancers. The impact on staff morale is evident and has engendered a sense of pride. The cost of the refurbishment was R1.6 million and was completed in September 2012. There are three other wards needing to be upgraded, allowing scope for interested partners to share the burden.

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ICCF enables relocation of bio-safety unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
A bio-safety glass cabinet is necessary for the safe preparation and mixing of cytotoxic drugs. It protects the operator form the toxicities associated with the various drugs and prevents the medication from becoming contaminated. This is a very crucial piece of equipment in an oncology pharmacy. At the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, the pharmacy at the oncology department has been inactive for over two years. A lack of funding prevented the hospital from relocating this bio-safety unit into their new building. In May 2013, the ICCF provided R85 000 to relocate this unit to its new building where it can bring healthcare to oncology patients, who can now benefit from a newer, cleaner and better maintained pharmacy.

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