As you can imagine building or refurbishing units in a busy, working hospital comes with its challenges! Patients and staff need to be relocated, while extensive planning needs to occur to minimise noise and vibration to other areas, plan for emergencies and accommodate patient needs.
So after meticulous planning, we are pleased to see that construction is well underway on the new Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. The Unit was decommissioned and gutted at the end of last year and our builders have been working away to create 20 single rooms, designed specifically for patients who have undergone bone marrow or stem cell transplants.
This $7.2 million project is entirely funded by philanthropic support, with special thanks to the Nelune Foundation Cancer Care Services, Dr John and Anne Chong, the late Italo Mazzola AM, Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation and the All for Trace team. Together you have made this dream a reality and we are excited to open the ward to treat patients by August 2018.