When Peter’s Project was fundraising to build Warrnambool’s integrated cancer care centre, south-west communities gave generously.
So it’s fitting that the foundation’s funds go back into rural communities, such as Terang, that supported it.
Foundation director Vern Robson visited Terang & Mortlake Health Service on Thursday to see the two pressure relieving mattresses at the Terang campus that the foundation funded .
The mattresses, worth $4500, are part of the foundation’s annual funding round, which invites health services to apply for funding for cancer-related equipment and programs.
Terang campus nurse unit manager Sarah Williams said it was great to be able to purchase the comfortable mattresses which were on the health services’ wish list. “The patients really appreciate them,” she said.
Hospital chief Julia Ogdin said she was thrilled the foundation would consider a rural health service and it was very important for patients to be able to access health care close to home.
Mr Robson said people continued to donate to the foundation with money going to cancer-related projects at the centre and local hospitals.
“These donations have enabled the foundation to ensure that as many cancer patients as possible can readily access and receive world-class treatment at either new regional cancer centre or through their local hospitals.
“We hope we can encourage other small hospitals to apply for these practical things,” Mr Robson said.