On Friday 29 October, thank Canberra’s healthcare heroes and assist exceptional patient care by supporting CAN GIVE DAY.
CAN GIVE DAY is a “Festival of Giving”, a day to celebrate helping others and to make a difference. It’s a 24-hour fundraising campaign for Canberra Hospital Foundation, supported by matched donations, individual and team fundraising, and virtual events that brings the Canberra community together.
THANK THE FRONT LINE
Right now, our healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that spread rapidly throughout Canberra and the nation. They are putting themselves in the path of this virus. Our doctors, nurses, technicians, transporters, EMTs, pharmacists and everyone who supports patient care are rising to the occasion and caring for our most vulnerable patients.
To date, Canberra Hospital Foundation has delivered more than 2000 wellbeing kits to healthcare heroes on the COVID-19 frontline. You can help us reach all 7000.
HELP VULNERABLE PATIENTS
Coronavirus creates extra hardship and heartache for patients who are ill or injured. They need your kindness.
CAN GIVE DAY helps all patients —babies, children, teenagers, people with cancer, while being treated at home, the injured in recovery, and those nearing the end of life. There are extra demands on a patient's well-being and comfort during pandemic with visitor restrictions. Canberra Hospital Foundation funds items that relieve boredom, toys for children and equipment that aids the delivery of treatment.
And almost every person, at some point in their life, needs public health care. Canberra Hospital Foundation supports the more than 500,000 people who are hospitalised or receive treatment in Canberra each year, beyond the coronavirus outbreak; patients of all ages, all illnesses, each area of care they need. With your support, Canberra Hospital Foundation can help every patient in some way.
What difference can I make?
Helping Canberra Hospital Foundation on CAN GIVE DAY will:
The Cuddle Bed allows room for a patient's partner, parent, child or other loved one to lay next to them, creating reconnection both physically and emotionally. This helps the patient feel calm, relieves anticipatory grief, and can give a sense of peace in preparation for the final journey.
What impact did CAN GIVE DAY have in 2020?
Last year’s CAN GIVE DAY raised $315,000 and funded 14 new items and services for patients including:
A big thank you to our Supporters
The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal