GP EDUCATION EVENT – DR ANDREW POTTER

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Understanding the role of Radiation Therapy in Palliative Care was the theme, when one of our Radiation Oncologists, Dr Andrew Potter, gave an extremely enlightening presentation to a group of General Practitioners involved in the Palliative Shared Care Program.

GP’s who attended, learnt the specific approaches to the use of radiation therapy for palliative care in patients with cancer and the role this treatment plays in the goals for treatment of these patients. Common scenarios often seen by GP’s were discussed, and comment was made as to how valuable this was.

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Building our resilience to support patients

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A cancer diagnosis can take a psychological toll on the individual and their family, with a rollercoaster of emotions along the way. Our patients have told us that their daily interactions with our team – whether it’s a welcoming smile on arrival or a chat over a coffee – can have a positive impact on what can be a sometimes testing journey.

To better support our teams to better support our patients, GenesisCare has partnered with clinical psychologist Dr Cath Adams to run a series of workshops focused on building resilience, eliciting and responding to emotional cues, and managing challenging conversations.

Our CancerCare Patient Experience Lead, Ada Ryan, said: “We monitor patient sentiment every month, and I’m always blown away by how much positive feedback there is for our teams. They have the most profound impact on the patient experience, so we are focused on looking for ways to better support them.”

The workshops were trialled in New South Wales and have been deemed an overwhelmingly success by participants. They will now be rolled out nationally.

GenesisCare recognises that the more positive and engaged our team are, the better the patient experience is. These types of initiatives help us continuously empower our team to deliver high quality care to patients.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at ARC

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Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre is pleased to be supporting the Cancer Council by hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at all of our treatment sites today.

All of the ARC master chefs have certainly been busy cooking up a storm to ensure we had enough food for everyone to enjoy.

Rose Powell, Marketing Manager, at ARC says “A massive thank you to all of our staff and patients who have contributed in any way to this amazing fund raising event. ARC staff have worked hard to put all of this together and in particular, the Patient Experience Team who have played a huge role in the organisation process. We hope to raise a sizeable donation for the Cancer Council here in SA”

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Happy International Nurses Day!

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ARC Nurse Lead, Deb Hoberg & CNS Elena Tenaglia enjoy Nurse themed cup cakes.

Friday 12th May 2017

Today nurses around the world, including ours at Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre, are celebrating International Nurses Day (IND).

This is a day in which the importance and value of nurses is celebrated worldwide.

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ARC continues to support Cancer Council Bus

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Yesterday, Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre, General Manager, Lincoln Clifford, presented a cheque for $44,850 to Cancer Council SA, Chief Executive Officer, Lincoln Size.

This commitment from ARC ensures that thousands of people with cancer, who stay at the Cancer Council Lodges, will continue to have free transport to their cancer treatment, including treatment at Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre, for the next three years. Both Greenhill Lodge and Flinders Lodge provide subsidised accommodation for patients undergoing treatment.

We know that South Australians from regional areas often experience a number of challenges when coming to Adelaide for treatment and if we can lighten the burden by providing the bus service, then we are happy to do so.

Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre is extremely proud to continue our support to Cancer Council SA.

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